Gardening is more than a popular hobby. A well landscaped and maintained yard increases the property value of your home. Planting trees, bushes, plants and flowers is not only good for the planet, it enhances the quality of life. Shopping at a good garden center is critical.
In the unique climate of North Texas, choosing the best plants for your landscaping is vitally important. If you are a vegetable gardener, the success of your harvest depends on knowing which plants to plant and when to plant them. The garden centers listed in this article sell everything you need to transform your yard.
When we bought our first home, we had no idea what to do about the yard. What we needed (and still need, to be honest) is knowledgeable, friendly gardening advice. The garden centers listed below offer good selection of plants and gardening accessories, plus the expert advice you need to make the most of them.
Strong’s Nursery and Garden Center
Strong’s Nursery and Garden Center is located on the northbound I35 frontage road, north of Beltline Road in Carrollton. Their location is also convenient for residents of Coppell, Lewisville and Lake Dallas.
Strong’s has a huge selection of trees, plants and flowers, although they do not offer sod for retail sale. I have always found the staff at Strong’s Nursery and Garden Center to be highly knowledgeable and helpful. If you are into organic gardening, or would like to start organic gardening, Strong’s is a good place to start.
Strong’s guarantees their plants, so be sure to save your receipts.
Strong’s Nursery and Garden Center, 1900 N Interstate 35, Carrollton, TX 75007 – (972) 242-7574
I started shopping at the Calloway’s Nursery on Marsh Lane in Addison, Texas, long before we bought our house, when I used to plant a container garden of herbs and flowers on the patio of my apartment. When I killed my first tomato plant, the nice folks at Calloway’s garden center not only told me why, but gave me great advice on how to avoid doing it again.
Calloway’s Nursery guarantees their plants, so save your receipts.
Calloway’s Nursery is a local chain with garden centers in various locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. In Northwest Dallas and the Far North Dallas areas, I like Calloway’s Addison garden center located at 14120 Marsh Lane, Addison, TX 75001 – (972) 484-0784. The Addison location is also handy for residents of Farmers Branch, North Dallas and Farmer’s Branch.
Plano also has a good Calloway’s Nursery garden center, located north of the George Bush Turnpike at 1000 Preston Rd Plano, TX 75093 – (972) 964-3084.
The Garden Center at Home Depot
In the event that you have just moved here from abroad or have been living under a rock in the desert for the last thirty years, Home Depot is a chain of big box home improvement stores. Home Depot is usually cheaper than the independent garden centers listed above, but not always. They also may not have as wide of a selection as the above garden centers. Nevertheless, you should not overlook the garden center at your local Home Depot. Home Depot is a good choice for things like top soil, potting soil and mulch.
Two branches of Home Depot I particularly like, with staff that I have found to be particularly knowledgeable and helpful, are located at 2011 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75007 – (972) 242-8437 and 6200 W Park Blvd, Plano, TX 75093 – (972) 735-9333. The Home Depot located on State Highway 121 in The Colony is also good.
Rosemeade Market and Greenhouse
The new Rosemeade Market and Greenhouse is large and has a nice selection. In the event that you don’t have a green thumb, but want to pretend that you do, they have a variety of especially beautiful preplanted containers done by the owner. The Rosemeade Market and Greenhouse also has a small grocery selling some local produce and a variety of organic items inside.
The Rosemeade Market and Greenhouse is located close to the George Bush Turnpike in far, far north Dallas at 3646 Rosemeade Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75287-2301 -(972) 306-2899.
Source: Personal Experience
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