Oak Ridge ornaments needy lawnscapes with a bevy of dirt-dwelling trees, shrubs, flowers, nourishing soils, and garden accessories. Practiced tree huggers and lifelong brown thumbs alike will benefit from the staff’s 30 collective years of industry experience. Visitors can discuss fertilization techniques for new perennials, swap strategies for handling pesky infestations, or exchange favorite bedtime stories to read to hydrangeas. Nourish land with Daddy Pete's bagged organic products, such as mushroom soil, planting mix, and soil conditioner ($5.99–$6.99). Repeat blooms from Grandma’s yellow roses can make new spaces feel more like home ($29.99 for three gallons), while the Mardi Gras abelia inspires masked revelry with every sprouting ($27.99 for three gallons). The shop also helps reign in garden jungles with supplies and a range of path-paving gravel and stonework.
Jonathan Rigsbee, founder of GrowinGreen, keeps lawns looking lush while treating Mother Earth with respect. His crew utilizes environmentally friendly yard-care methods that lean less on chemicals and more on holistic, soil-based solutions. Staffers avoid pollution by abstaining from treatments right before a rainfall, and they never leave fertilizers where they might wash into someone's drinking water or whale-shark aquarium. GrowinGreen's team also knows that some problems can be treated without professional help, and it offers customers an online database of havoc-wreaking weeds, plant diseases, and insects. This list, complete with photographs, can help homeowners diagnose various greenery ailments, such as brown-patch-covered lawns caused by what the staff refers to as "humongous fungus" or by feeding the grass orange juice.
Wrights Nursery and Landscaping is owned and operated by Chris Wrights, a Lewisville native known for his knowledge and expertise of all things yard-related. In addition to gaining degrees in business and horticulture, he dug, planted, and planned until his thumbs turned a vibrant shade of green after 12 years spent working in the nursery and landscaping industry. Today, Wrights devotes his time and patience to managing a team that tends to area yards with variety of services including debris cleanup, licensed pesticide application, and grass cutting and fertilization. In addition to keeping home gardens fully stocked with a seasonal inventory of plants, the landscaping crew can also add character to green spaces or make front doors impenetrable through the building of stacked stone walls and design patios to customer specifications.
Wreath-workshop attendees fashion festive circles of holiday greenery, brightening doorways just as the staff at Toms Creek Nursery and Landscaping has greenified lawns with vibrant shrubs, trees, and flowering plants since 1930. Staff members arm guests with the materials, know-how, and distilled holiday spirit necessary to create floral ornaments, which are crafted by wreath wranglers who pin the nursery's expertly grown greenery to circular frames. Finishing adornments complete wreaths, from ribbons and red berries to pinecones and the bones of a snowman. The workshop is open Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; attendees can drop by at any time, but should give themselves about two hours to complete holiday rounds.
A.B. Seed is a nursery and garden center that contains enough brightly colored and glazed garden pottery to stock a horticulturally inclined dragon's hoard. The selection includes small spherical candleholders with moon and star cutouts for extra shine and large planters with textural ridges and nubs. If opting for other gardening and landscaping supplies, customers can consult A.B. Seed's team of plant professionals on what types of greenery, fertilizer, spade, or seeds would best suit their patch of land or indoor jungle habitat. Gift-seekers can also scour the themed rooms of the indoor shopping area for hummingbird feeders and picture frames, or stock up on Belgard cobblestone pavers to prepare for that patio-improvement project they've put off until spring.