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Setting up a new garden can be a lot of fun, whether you are moving to a new house or just changing things up in your yard, and one of the best ways to make life easier on yourself is to buy established plants. The following should be some of your main considerations when buying established plants for your new garden, so make sure you have done your homework and know exactly what you are doing.

Why?

Enjoy them straight away — While growing your own plants from seed is a fantastic idea, it requires a lot of patience, so if you’d like to enjoy your garden sooner rather than later, buying already established plants is a smart idea. It will cost you more to buy your garden plants in this way, but if you can’t or don’t want to wait months for the garden to start to thrive, it can be a worthwhile investment.

Privacy barriers — Using plants as privacy barriers can be extremely effective, and has become an increasingly popular element in modern custom homes. Whether you want to introduce a bit more natural coverage around your home or along the perimeter areas around your property, invest in some established plants and get the privacy you want right now.

Get a head start — Whether you are trying to get your flowers looking great for a backyard event or just get a head start on your vegetable garden, buying well-established plants is a very smart way to go about it. Especially if you live in an area with a shorter growing season and are looking to grow food, it can be well worth paying for more established plants, especially if you want to get much of a harvest.

How?

Your local nursery — The best place to find well-established plants for your new garden is at your local nursery. They will likely have a good selection of plants that are native to your local area, which are far more likely to thrive. Nurseries are also great places to get advice on caring for your plants, and while you should still do your own research, it helps to have an experienced gardener able to quickly answer your questions.

Online — You can buy just about anything online these days, including well-established plants for your new garden. Regardless of the type of plants you are looking for, more often than not you will find them online. However, be sure that you comprehensively research any plant you are considering bringing in, because it is important that you aren’t introducing a plant that could upset the local ecosystem.

When?

Once the garden is ready — Whether you are moving into a new place or setting up a second garden where you are, don’t buy any of those new plants until your garden is prepared and ready for them. Make sure everything is ready in advance, including having those holes dug, because the less time those plants are out of the ground, the more chance they are of surviving.

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