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5 Tips to Keep in Mind When Starting Your Own Plant Nursery

If you’re a green thumb interested in making a few extra coins on the side, starting a backyard plant nursery is a fulfilling way to show and share the best of your garden greens. With a little bit of yard space, money, and gardening knowledge, you can turn your knack for cultivating beautiful plants into a successful backyard business.

To transform your New Orleans backyard into a thriving plant nursery, follow these five expert tips to ensure you get the most out of your home gardening ventures.

Plant Using Top-notch Soil

Better soil reciprocates gardening success. When planting with quality soil rich in the right nutrients, you can better control your plants’ health and liveliness. To double-check that you’re using premium soil that’s fit for your garden, a soil test can be conducted to determine its current health and fertility.

If your soil is found to be less than optimal after testing, a visit to your local gardening shop can provide you with recommendations on the right supplies.

Utilize Reliable Gardening Tools

Backyard gardening requires efficient tools to achieve a beautiful nursery. From the initial planting all the way to harvesting, reliable gardening tools are a must for every element of plant care. Whether you’re looking to grow fruits and vegetables or flowers and herbs in your home nursery, the right tools save you time and energy, in addition to granting you better gardening results.

Because gardening tools come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and qualities, you’ll need to pay close attention to selecting tools most suitable for your plants and garden layout.

A man tends to plants in his garden

Choose Plants Wisely

When growing prestigious flowers, fruits, and vegetables, remember that some are “high maintenance,” and others may require long-term management.

If you choose to start a garden with high-maintenance plants, make sure you have planned for the time, energy, and resources needed during nursery management. A good idea for beginner gardening is planting easy-to-grow edibles that mature within a short period.

Add Mulch to Your Garden

Mulching materials can be applied to planting pots, small land plots, and big garden spaces. Because mulch retains moisture, adding a layer to your garden saves you the time and energy of frequently watering your plants. In addition, it can help enrich your soil, better keep weeds in check, and mitigate soil erosion.

Construct Raised Garden Beds

Easier to maintain than beds in the ground, raised garden beds contribute to more productive plant growth. When you opt for raised garden beds in your backyard nursery, your soil will have better drainage, be less impacted, and warm earlier in peak growing seasons.

Aside from promoting plant longevity, raised beds also help you avoid consistent bending and straining your back while tending to your nursery. While this gardening technique is a fitting option for nearly any garden, it’s especially useful when working with a small amount of space for your backyard nursery.


Bring Your Plant Nursery to Life With TPG – The Plant Gallery

If you’re looking to start your own backyard plant nursery, having all the right gardening tips, tricks, and tools can help you create a space that wows your guests and has them returning.

At TPG – The Plant Gallery, our Garden Center has a high-quality collection of plants, tools, decor, and more to transform your backyard into a thriving, lush green nursery. With a team of experienced horticulturalists on-site, we’ll happily answer your gardening questions and concerns to ensure you get the most out of your space.
Contact us today to learn more about getting started on your at-home plant nursery.