When you want to plant a garden or maintain the one you already have, you have several choices about where to get gardening supplies, seeds and other gardening-related items. So where do you go? The national chain or the smaller local garden center? As a garden center serving Strasburg, we have a few suggestions on why choosing a smaller garden center is your best bet.
For one thing, employees at a local garden center are more familiar with your area’s unique climate and soil. The employees are more likely to recommend plants, trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables that will thrive in your area. Plus, they are better in tune with your area’s weather. So if your area is prone to getting more rain during the fall, the employees at the garden center will know this and will be able to suggest plants that will survive (and thrive!) during the rainy season.
Employees at a local garden center are generally more knowledgeable about specific plants too. Sometimes, the bigger stores hire people because they are short staffed or just need to fill those jobs. So, while those folks are good at what they do, they might not know everything about local plants like the employees at a garden center. Also, employees at a garden center can probably spend more time with you and answer all of your gardening questions. That level of customer service is sometimes hard to get at the larger big box stores.
Plus, buying from a local garden center means you are putting money back into your area’s local economy. So that means you get the gardening supplies you want and need, but you can also feel good knowing you are giving back in some way to your local community’s economy.
For more information on our garden center serving Strasburg and the surrounding areas, call Root’s Nurseries at 717-898-0041 or contact us for a Free Estimate.