Many people will ask this question as they are thinking of starting a new garden. What if I told you that by visiting a local garden center you could save money while still getting quality plants and flowers? That’s right, you can buy your plants from a local garden nursery and they are usually cheaper than buying them from a chain of specialty gardening centers. How does it work? Let’s examine this question in some detail.
One benefit of visiting a local garden center is price. Most garden centers have Nursery sections where they stock a large variety of flowers, shrubs, trees, bushes, herbs, and so forth. By going through the catalogs at the garden center, you will see that they have the largest selection available. So, if you were looking for a certain type of flower or plant, say for a garden bed, you would be able to find it at a nursery. In addition to having the largest selection available, they also have the best price. Why should you visit a garden center instead of a local garden shop?
Another advantage of visiting a local nursery is convenience. You do not have to drive for hours, or even days to visit the garden center. When you visit a garden center, you usually just pay one time and walk away. However, when you buy plants from a garden center, you pay for them over again. If you are growing a lot of plants, this could add up to some extra costs.
Another advantage of buying plants from a garden center is that you get quality. Even though many garden centers do not sell all kinds of flowers and plants, they usually have a better selection than your neighborhood garden shop. A garden center may be able to provide you with what you need for your garden. If they cannot provide what you need, you can ask them for advice. You might be surprised to find out that you can grow what you want to in a location where a local garden shop cannot.
Another advantage of visiting garden centers is that it gives you an opportunity to grow what you love. Maybe you have always wanted a garden of strawberries, but you live in an area where strawberries grow poorly. At a local garden center, you will be able to grow strawberries in a climate that you love. Many garden centers also offer a huge variety of plants and flowers. This gives you the opportunity to grow something special if you have an interest. Many garden centers also have expert horticulturists on staff.
Another advantage is that you will know exactly how much a certain type of plant is going to cost. When you buy plants at a garden center, you will not know what kind of plant it is until you get it home. This is important because you want to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Garden centers will have plants’ care guides for every variety. Knowing this information can help you save money.
In addition to knowing how much a specific plant is going to cost, you will also be able to know a lot about a plant by its color. Most garden centers have a color guide so that you will know what colors are appropriate for certain plants. If you have ever grown anything in your garden before, you will appreciate being able to see it in its natural state. Many garden centers also have experts who can tell you about the plant’s nutrition, watering requirements, and whether it needs fertilizer or not.
The only disadvantage of buying plants at a garden center is that they cannot deliver the plant directly to your front door. If you cannot get the plant inside your home, then you may have to drive a few miles to pick it up yourself. Other than that, however, garden centers almost always have great plants and you can save a lot of money.