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How a Plant Nursery Can Help You Get Your Harrisburg, PA, Outdoor Living Space Ready for Spring

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Watching plants and the entire landscape come alive again in the spring is exciting, especially after a long, dreary winter. Here’s how a plant nursery can help you get your Harrisburg, PA, outdoor living space ready for spring.

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Watching plants and the entire landscape come alive again in the spring is exciting, especially after a long, dreary winter. Knowing that you contributed to the wealth of new life is an even better feeling. It all begins with knowing which kinds of plants will thrive and improve your landscape, and a plant nursery is just the place to get a fresh dose of creativity and inspiration. Here’s how a plant nursery can help you get your Harrisburg, PA, outdoor living space ready for spring.

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Checking Out the Selection

Your local plant nursery has all of the plants, seeds, materials, equipment, and tools ready to go for whatever your landscape needs in the spring. There are a wide variety of native plants, more exotic ones, and whatever these plants might need to thrive including fertilizers and soil. 

Choosing native plants over more exotic ones will prove to be more beneficial for you in terms of significantly reduced watering and maintenance that native plants need as compared with their imported cousins. But natives offer so much to the landscape as a whole. Native plants can be just as showy and dramatic as plants intended for different climates, and they can be a valuable resource for local birds, wildlife, and pollinators.

A More Modern Outdoor Living Space

Many homeowners are minimizing the size of their lawn in favor of a more lush and varied landscape that is dominated by water-wise native plants. If you want to restore your landscape to its former glory (and still keep it looking neat), ask your plant nursery professionals about suggestions for plants—including plant pairings—that can give you the look you want.

At the same time that lawns are shrinking, outdoor living spaces are expanding to meet the needs of busy families. In the past, stepping off the patio meant stepping onto the lawn, and seeing other plants in the distance on the perimeter of the property. Today, trees, shrubs, and other taller plants such as ornamental grasses are being “invited” closer to the patio to create a more secluded feel and to minimize the separation between manmade and natural spaces. Your plant nursery pros can help you choose the plants that will make your patio feel intimate without it being overgrown.

Reaching Out for Expert Advice

The experts at your local plant nursery are a wealth of important information that can benefit any landscape. The individual demands of each plant can vary greatly and the level of care that you offer one plant may end up damaging another. For example, trees are typically planted as saplings and homeowners often neglect to factor in how big the mature tree will be; they would rather have a finished-looking landscape now, but risk stressing the trees in the future as they grow too close together. From landscape design to planting tips and landscape care, you’ll get the answers you need to achieve a vibrantly healthy landscape.

Local Networking

There are many projects in landscaping that can’t be done alone, including planting mature trees or grading the land to prevent erosion. And even projects that can be done strictly DIY such as creating a beautiful front walkway area often end up being more complex and time-consuming than people bargained for, and they may choose to let a professional finish the project. Asking for referrals at your local plant nursery can yield some great professionals who have established a relationship with the nursery and have a solid local reputation.

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