Did you ever wonder where some of the gardeners in the South, the gardening capital of the U.S., got their beautiful plants and flowers for their garden design? Gardeners in the South often find the prettiest flowers and plant life at a local plant nursery or garden center. If you are one of the 28.7 percent of the US with a lawn who wants to start gardening, it is important to discover what the difference between a plant nursery and a garden center is, and then prepare yourself for some of the challenges you will face. A plant nursery specializes in growing a variety of plants and flowers for resale. Everything from trees and shrubs, to flowers are sold directly to the gardener. This is opposed to a garden center which works as a middle man to gardeners. Gardening centers will often purchase plants and shrubs from a plant nursery and sell them to gardeners. When starting out as a gardener it is important not to jump in with both feet. After all, the biggest mistake gardeners make is to over plant. This is because the 187 billion dollar garden centers industry offers hundreds of choices making it easy to over plant. Avoid over planting by seeing what your family will like to look at, or in the case consume, and then branch out from there. It is also important to make sure that you are prepared for the challenges of gardening. A survey shows that gardeners, especially those who are planting edible plants, need to be prepared to face a variety of challenges that includes insect control, wildlife control, and irrigation problems. Read more articles like this: www.mcdonaldgardencenter.com
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