It’s prime gardening season in Miami and Homestead and it time to get planning and planting. This takes a lot of knowledge and can be a daunting task for experienced gardeners let alone beginners. We believe the best place to start is at a place that knows what their doing. Without question, this means one of your local Miami nurseries. They have the expertise and the experience to make sure your garden grows great! Here are our top five reasons that you should check out your local Miami and area nurseries this year.
1 They have the healthiest stock
Local nurseries offer better quality stock than big box stores do. They usually have more highly trained staff and take better care of their stock than garden centers that are just an add on to a hardware store. Starting with healthier plants means that you are less likely to run into disease and pest issues as the plants mature. It also means that the plants will better establish themselves with less care. On top of being healthier, locally grown stock is also better adapted for success. Plants grown right in the Miami area are already used to the climate and temperatures will be better suited than those grown elsewhere in the country or even overseas and shipped. This means that your new plants will be under less stress and be able to perform the best they possibly can.
2 They Can Help You with Area Specific Challenges
The staff at local nurseries around you are aware of, and know how to deal with, the specific weather and pest challenges in Miami and the area. They will know what annuals do best in which season and which perennials, trees and shrubs aren’t bothered by drought. Local nurseries will also know what works best to improve the local soil and will be familiar with any soil nutrient related problems you may run into. They may even have specific planting or care instructions that will benefit your garden in the long run.
3 They’re full of Ideas and Inspiration
Local nurseries are some of the most charming places there are. Between the expertly composed ready-made planters and the display set-ups there is no shortage of inspiration in these types of businesses. They almost always have someone on staff that can help you with ideas and planning your landscape. Many nurseries even have a landscaping department that can provide you with a professional landscape design and they usually have an inspiring portfolio to look through. Also, unlike big-box stores, many of the employees at local nurseries are avid gardeners themselves and they usually have great ideas for plants and color combos to try and can show you their favourites if you ask.
4 They Know What Grows Best
Many local nurseries are run by people who have years of experience gardening in your area so going to one guarantees you are working with people who know your climate well. Many of them even have display or trial gardens of sorts where you can see how well different plants grow. Many local nurseries even provide a warranty of sorts on trees and shrubs that they sell as hardy or well suited for your area. Staff at a local nursery will be able to make sure the plants you are looking for will do well for you and will be able to recommend alternatives or substitute plants that will give you the best results.
5 They Know What is in Style
Just like any other sort of design and art, things go in and out of style. Lucky for you, local nurseries know what is popular in your area and what isn’t. So whether you are looking to set up a landscape that fits the vibe of your area or to completely avoid that and choose unique plants, they can for sure help you out. They may even have the inside scoop on what the hottest trends in gardening are for the year!
Now that you know all the benefits of checking out the nurseries in Miami it’s time to hit the road and window shop. A good look at what these nurseries are carrying can help you make the best plan for your yard and garden and give you ideas to incorporate into your plan. It also gives you a chance to find out which nurseries would be able to get stock in that they don’t carry if there is something specific you need. Remember, don’t be afraid to ask their experts any questions you need or for recommendations on how to make your garden amazing!