The Benefits of Local Garden Centers
There are a multitude of benefits to purchasing landscaping supplies from a local garden center instead of an online shopping site. First of all, you can inspect the plants that you are interested in to make sure that you get the healthiest and best looking varieties. Sometimes, online stores have pictures of what a plant is supposed to look like, but what they send their customers turns out to be just a small rooting or a half-dead plant. Buying supplies in person is also more cost effective because there are no shipping costs involved. This is especially important if you want to purchase heavy bags of mulch or gravel. Another benefit is the convenience of being able to get as many of the supplies that you want at a time. We often go to our local garden centre in Loughborough which has helped us a lot with our Loughborough landscaping company, we are able to source supplies for gardens and give the customer a wide variety without having to wait around for delivery through online purchase.
Find What You Need
Local garden centers have a wide array of garden supplies and products available to choose from. They sell fertilizers, gardening tools, plants, mulch, and gravel. There are also flower pots, whimsical decorations, seeds, and even water features for sale. If there is something that you don’t see, such as a special plant, garden centers can often specially order it for you.
A wide range of paving options available
As well as great products for your garden that can be easily sourced off the shelf without hassle they also often provide water features, garden accessories and paving options. These can range from block paving, gravel for driveways and a variety of materials to get the job done. You can often look at their catalogues as well as look in store for ideas and then pass these ideas onto a block paving designer who can make your ideas a reality. Make sure you also opt for a Marshall’s accredited block paving installer as these will have the relavent authority to carry out the correct installation.
Use Your Imagination
The landscaping projects that can be done with supplies found at a local garden center are too numerous to count, but there are a couple of ideas that you can try depending on what climate that you live in and the kind of garden theme that you are going for. If you are looking for a tropical oasis, purchase some palm trees and as many flats of tropical flowers that you can afford. Section off areas of your yard with large boulders, and then, plant the flowers close to the rocks. Make paths out of crushed gravel that weave in and out of the boulders for interest. Don’t forget a water feature, so that you have a focal point. If you are looking for something that is a bit more traditional and cottage style, choose compact bushes and topiaries to plant instead. Holly is one kind that is especially lovely due to the colorful berries that it produces and year-round bright green color. Line your bushes up neatly against the house and fences for planting. Use a shredded red pine bark mulch on the ground surrounding them. The complimentary colors work well together.