Understand Why Your Plants Are Unwell and Help them Heal
Your plants are looking droopy, sad, brown, broken, or otherwise unwell, and you don't know why. You're doing everything right! So what's going wrong?
Sometimes plant diagnosis is easy—you may even be able to do it yourself. It happens a lot when people notice the leaves wilting and think, "Oh, no! I haven't watered that plant in two weeks!"
All green thumb jokes aside, there are a lot of other reasons why plants may fail to thrive, and that's where professional plant diagnosis becomes important. In some cases, your plants may not be getting the right amount of water or sunlight. Plants can also get sick just like humans can; there are plant diseases and pests that can wreak havoc on an entire forest, so your garden isn't immune.
Our Frisco, Texas horticulture experts have years of experience in plant diagnosis. If you're not sure what's wrong with your plants, contact us.
Check Out the Feedback From Our Clients in Frisco and North Texas
With our expertise and years of experience, we've matched countless customers with the ideal plants for their homes and yards. Take a look at what they have to say about their experience with our nursery and landscaping team:
Shades of Green offers a large, spread out location to purchase many varieties of plants and trees. While there isn’t every variety under the sun, you will find some that aren’t well known. Most are good for the Texas heat and soil.
I needed a tree replaced and I shopped around at the other local tree farms. The staff here seemed much more helpful and they were able to help me with the tree I needed for a fair price. It’s also a nice place just to walk around and browse.
Stopped there with almost zero knowledge on the shrubs, left with the knowledge of expert :-). Elizabeth answered all my questions walked me through the different selections they had in store, and helped me make my decision. I never got disappointed from this place. People like Elizabeth make it more pleasant. Keep up the good job!
Friendly service. Excellent selection of healthy plants. Close to home.
We received amazing service selecting the plants for our backyard landscaping project and the delivery guys were awesome too. Everyone was so helpful and easy to work with. We love Shades of Green and are customers for life. And our yard looks amazing now!
The staff at Shades of Green is knowledgeable and always helpful when I visit. They have a wide variety of plants to choose from and can help you walk through what will grow best at your home. The prices are competitive and the gift shop is packed with unique gifts! I recommend Shades of Green to all of my family and friends.
Beautiful nursery with great vibes, friendly staff and very helpful. Definitely coming back.
Can this Plant Be Saved? How Plant Diagnosis Can Help
Texas native plants are equipped to thrive in this region's soil and climate, but that doesn't mean they're immune to pests, disease, fungus, bacteria, and accidental mistreatment. If you see your plants struggling, don't despair. The first step is figuring out what's going wrong—you may be able to turn it around. Here's what we consider when we do plant diagnosis:
- What type of plant are we dealing with?
- How's the plant supposed to look/behave when it is healthy?
- What is unusual about the appearance/behavior of the plant now? What symptoms are present?
- What are some common problems associated with this species?
- What's happening in the plant's environment? (i.e. soil condition, sunlight, water, extreme temperatures, spacing with other plants, etc.)
- What pests or diseases are common in the area at this time of year?
We may need to examine the soil, leaves, roots, and more to determine what's wrong with the plant. If it's a pest, you may be able to use a small amount of pesticide or plant another species that acts as a deterrent to that pest. Fungicides can be used to eliminate mold, though you may have to remove any infected plants. In some cases, it may not be possible to diagnose the plant's condition, or the plant may be suffering from several issues.
Start With Healthy Plants
We specialize in the native and adapted plants we know will grow in this area, and we make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy them in your yard. We want you to get the most out of your visit to the nursery, so take a look at your yard and be prepared with the answers to questions like these:
Are your flower beds in the shade or the sun?
Which direction does your yard face?
Are your plants against the house or out in the open?
How much space do you have?
Do you enjoy tending your garden, or do you want a self-sufficient landscape?
What's your irrigation like?
Do you have HOA regulations?
What are your favorite colors?
Do you prefer a formal or casual look?
From there, visit our contact page to check out our schedule. You can look at our inventory online to get an idea of what we have available and what you like. Then come on by! Tell us about your yard and what type of plants you enjoy, and we'll help you choose the ones that will thrive in your environment.
Plant Diagnosis and So Much More at Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape
Establishing a healthy, low-maintenance garden starts with the right plants and some helpful guidance. We've got both. Call upon our extensive plant knowledge as you browse our inventory to find the ideal plants for your outdoor environment, and work with us for landscape design, planting, seasonal clean-up, and more:
Plants and Supplies
From our large selection of native plants and trees to mulch, organic fertilizer, rocks, and other lawn and garden supplies, our nursery and garden center are well-equipped with what you need for your best yard yet. Don't know what you're looking for? Our knowledgeable staff can help.
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We love to share what we've learned over 40 years in business and 25 years in Frisco, Texas. Stay tuned for information about clinics and workshops, and subscribe to our newsletter for more news and horticulture education.
Our in-house design and installation team can create the outdoor space of your dreams. Take a closer look at all the services we offer.
Your Horticulture Career Starts Here
If you love the outdoors and are passionate about sustainable horticulture, we'd love to hear from you! We offer our full-time employees paid time off, a health care stipend, and, starting in 2021, 401k matching—not to mention a sweet discount on all our products. Take a look at our Careers page to learn more and see if you might be a good fit for our company.
Plant Diagnosis Is One Stop Away
You don't have to watch your plants struggle and hope for the best. Contact us! Sometimes, the solution is so simple: more water or less, a little fungicide, or some organic fertilizer or mulch to help the soil support your plants. If it is a disease that may spread, you'll want to get the infected plant out of there as soon as possible to protect the rest of your plants. The sooner we make the diagnosis, the better chance of a positive outcome for your plants, so reach out today—we're happy to help.