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9 Best Places to Shop for Spring Planting

9 Best Places to Shop for Spring Planting

Though it is only the beginning of March, it is soon time to start planting all sorts of goodies for the season: flowers, trees, plants, vines, and everything in between. With so many stores publicizing their springtime sales and saying that they have “the best” products, where can you go to be sure you are getting a quality product? While everyone will have a different experience, we recommend these as the best places to shop for spring planting in and around Huntsville:

1. Bennett Nursery

Credit: Bennett Nurseries

Credit: Bennett Nurseries

For flowers, there are few places better than Bennett Nursery located at 7002 Memorial Parkway in Northwest Huntsville. The biggest standout there is the collection of absolutely gorgeous roses of all kinds. They offer hybrid tea roses, climbers, floribunda, grandiflora, and shrub roses from some of the best growers in the country. Trust us when we tell you that people always leave excited about what they can do with a rose garden. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, so they will be able to direct you to a rose plant that will prosper in whatever type of yard you have.

A word of caution is that these plants are sold extremely quickly, especially between April and Mother’s Day, so your best bet is to go early for the best selection.

2. Huntsville Tractor & Equipment

Credit: Huntsville Tractor

Credit: Huntsville Tractor

 Sometimes you have to do a little bit of cleaning up before you can really do any planting. The best place to get any of your equipment is Huntsville Tractor & Equipment located at 4600 Research Park Blvd in northwest Huntsville. This business grew from just a family owned store into what you will see when you go there – a reputable provider of tractors and machines for the entire state. The different brands that they carry and the reach that they have ensures that if there is a machine you want, you have a great chance of getting it.
While this might be a splurge purchase for many people, remember that it is important to buy quality machinery for your safety. Buying a $100 tractor might seem appealing, but when it breaks down in June, you will be made at yourself. They also sell used equipment, so there will be something to fit whatever your needs are.

 

3. Durable Designs

Credit: Durable Designs

Credit: Durable Designs

If you are a little lost about what to do with your yard this coming year, consider going to someone who can help you out a little bit. Durable Designs, located in Madison, offers some of the best designs you can find, especially with stonework. Sometimes people can’t see the beauty in their yards because they are so stuck to what is there, but getting a fresh pair of eyes into your yard can really spice things up.

Contact them before you do any digging at all in your yard, because you will only be working for no reason. Some of the other work you could consider includes outdoor kitchens, a new patio, a great new deck, walkways, steps, and even a new pond.

Even if you don’t want something completely new, something small like a new fire pit can really change it all.

4. Huntsville Hardware

Credit: Huntsville Hardware

Credit: Huntsville Hardware

If you want to instead take the landscape design into your own hands, Huntsville Hardware is a great place to go just about anything you could think of. From new tools to dig with, to wood to create something new, to specialized gloves to protect your hands, this store has just about everything you could ever need.

Even though they are still our hometown hardware store, they do custom orders for whatever you want, and can even help you out with a project idea. The staff here is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help you out. Make sure to give yourself some time to look around, as they do have quite the selection.

5. Parkway Greenhouse

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Credit: Parkway Greenhouses

Another great location for flowers and all things plants, Parkway Greenhouse, located at 13605 Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, is a great place to shop for spring planting. If you are just starting out, there is no place better to go than Parkway because they have the patience and the tools to not only help you start gardening, but to actually get you started. They even have kits that they sell so that you have everything you need!

Parkway sells a ton of different products, but the best ones are usually their fruit giving plants, which have been taken care of meticulously.

6. Top Turf Sod Farm

Credit: Top Turf Sod Farm

Credit: Top Turf Sod Farm

While we like to think that trees are the crowning glory of a yard (and they are), we realize that they would be nothing without grass to anchor them in place. If you don’t have grass that is well manicured, healthy, and strong, then the rest of your yard can easily fall apart. Top Turf Sod Farm specializes in sod that won’t only replace your old lawn, but will make you wonder why you kept it so long.

During the springtime, our yards are the center of everything Easter Egg hunts to touch football, so make sure you do it right. Not only will they deliver the great sod, but they have installation services AND they will show you how to take care of it.

7. Rosewood Nursery

Credit: Rosewood Nursery

Credit: Rosewood Nursery

You didn’t think we would make it through this list without recommending a place for your to buy trees, did you? Rosewood Nursery is a great place to find high quality trees that will be the pride and joy of your yard for years to come. They sell quite a few types of trees, including crape myrtle, Japanese maple, maple, cherry, magnolia, oak, and evergreen. Not only that, but the staff there will be able to help you pick the best trees for your yard.

They have a large selection, especially when it comes to evergreens, so you will always find something you like. Even if you don’t, you can sometimes ask for a specific size and they will see what they can find for you.

8. US Mulch

Mulch can do a lot for your yard, including make it look a lot better. US Mulch is a great place to go for mulch

Credit: US Mulch

Credit: US Mulch

because they have the reputation and the reviews that mark quality mulch. According to their website, their most popular mulch is Pine Bark Mulch, followed by Cedar, and then Brown, and finally Black Dyed Hardwood Mulch.

 

Mulch can be used in flower beds and dirt areas to make them look better and prevent the growth of weeds. Unlike some of that other mulch you can find in stores, mulch from US Mulch is completely safe for children and animals to be around, there aren’t any chemicals here.

9. All Star Tree Service

Credit: All Star Tree Service

Credit: All Star Tree Service

Spring is kind of like the morning for trees – they spent all winter sleeping and preparing for what was to come. Now that it is here, however, they are a little groggy and don’t know what to do. At All Star Tree Service, we know how to wake them up kindly and gently so that they can do what they need to provide you with shade, fruit, and beauty.

Spring fills up quickly, so it is best to call us early and make an appointment to get your trees trimmed, removed, sprayed, or whatever else it is you need.

Depend on All Star Tree Service to Keep It looking Right

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, your yard is important and you should worry about how it looks. Not only to be vain, but we have found that the more a person is in his or her yard and understands what is going on, the more likely he or she is to know when something goes wrong. With tree care and all other aspects of your yard, early intervention is the best possible approach.

During your spring planting, make sure you contact All Star Tree Service so we can get your trees caught up with the rest of your yard. For a free estimate, call 1-256-513-6277.

Header Photo Courtesy of University of Michigan School of Natural Resources on Flickr!

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