With the coming of Spring comes an increased focus on the outdoors. It’s the perfect time to plant a garden to enjoy throughout the Summer, or finally get around to executing those landscaping ideas you’ve been considering all Winter! Or even to improve your curb appeal if you are planning to sell your home. Just a fun fact on that note: did you know that improving your curb appeal can increase the perceived value of your home by up to 10%? If investing in a few pretty plants can do that, it’s definitely worth your time!
But regardless of what exactly you are looking to do with your outdoor area this spring, here are a few great places to look for supplies, help, and inspiration in our area:
Sheridan Nursery: being a multi-generational, family-owned business, Sheridan Nursery is a staple in the Peoria area. They not only carry flowers, but also tropical plants, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, and everything in-between. They also offer irrigation and landscaping services, so whatever your outdoor needs are this spring, they are sure to be of help!
Hoerr Nursery: a local one-stop shop for all your outdoor design needs! They have an amazing nursery but offer much more than that as well. Their stone market carries everything you could dream of to complete your garden or landscaping project – from soil and mulch to rocks and stones. If you would like to get your fingers in the dirt yourself, they can get you started with the right tools, plants, and even offer advice on landscape design or offer a workshop to boost your green thumb skills. Or if you would rather hand it off to them as the experts, they offer a landscaping service as well!
Kelly Seed & Hardware Co: having been around since the early 1900s, Kelly Seed & Hardware Co knows a thing or two about gardening and landscaping! Especially for those with a gardening or agricultural bent, this is the place to be. All their seeds are non-GMO and are offered in bulk. Plus, if you are a bird lover, don’t miss their bird seed!
Heights Flowers: this special greenhouse and plant farm is a local one you should definitely check out, with locations in Peoria, Peoria Heights, and North Pekin. Their annuals and perennials are gorgeous and would be the perfect way to up your curb appeal, embellish your landscaping, and simply just enjoy throughout the spring and summer months ahead.
I hope these recommendations are a helpful step in the right direction to accomplishing your outdoor goals this Spring! Happy gardening and landscaping, friends.
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