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Start at These Local Plant Nurseries for a Greener Lawn and More Colorful Garden


It’s true what they say: April showers bring May flowers. That means it’s time to get outside and get planting for a more colorful summer ahead. But if you still need to grab some supplies or get some seeds and plants before you begin, you won’t have to travel far from BeechTree to find what you need. These local nurseries and garden centers are the perfect places to find the right plants and lawn care products. If you need advice from the experts, look no further.

Patuxent Nursery

Serving the Bowie area for more than 20 years, Patuxent Nursery carries a wide variety of flowers, trees, shrubs, garden accessories, home accents and more in its on-site plant nursery and garden center.

Carrying plants from the top growers on the East Coast, the 15-acre nursery features greenery specifically grown to thrive in Maryland. If you need help with landscaping or gardening, or you just want to learn how to get the most out of your plant life this year, Patuxent Nursery also offers an array of free seminars every month.

Ecoasis Garden Center

Want to ensure that your gardening is as eco-friendly as possible? Ecoasis Garden Center in Bowie offers a variety of native plants, trees and shrubs and focuses on providing sustainable landscaping and gardening products in the Chesapeake Bay watershed area.

From fertilizing and pest control to watering and composting, Ecoasis Garden Center is committed to fostering earth-friendly gardening habits. Their garden center offers flowers and vegetable plants for your garden, and you can also purchase fresh produce and fresh-cut flowers. Also on site are chickens for eggs and bees for delicious local honey.

Behnke Nurseries Garden Center

Since 1930, the Behnke Nurseries Co. has provided the Beltsville area with high-quality trees, plants, seeds, shrubs and lawn care products, as well as professional planting and landscaping services.

Behnke Nurseries Garden Center is also the perfect place to get expert advice for local planters and gardeners. With a jam-packed events schedule, featuring free talks, seminars and premium workshops, there’s something for everyone at Behnke’s, regardless of experience. Monthly to-do lists are designed to help customers succeed in their lawns and gardens in every season, so be sure to check out the April to-do list to get spring planting started off right.

It’s not too late to get your lawn or garden ready for a greener growing season! Here are a few things you can do to prepare right now. Happy growing!