Pesticides Aren't Always the Answer—But When They Are, We Can Help You Find the One You Need
When you see a little critter chomping away at one of your favorite plants, your first instinct may be to reach for the pesticides. Indeed, there are situations where you need these products to control aphids, caterpillars, beetles, and more, but there might be friendlier solutions you can try first.
At Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, we specialize in Texas native perennials and well-adapted annuals that are well-equipped to handle our soil, climate, and native pests. Healthy plants, which are possible with healthy soil and proper care, are better able to defend themselves against all sorts of attacks. In some cases, companion planting or other natural deterrents will do the trick, depending upon which bug is bugging you.
When nothing else is working, you may need to pick up some pesticides. At our Frisco, Texas garden center, we have a wide selection of pesticides, along with all the plants and seeds, organic fertilizer, compost, mulch, tools, and other garden necessities and gifts. Our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the pesticide that's right for you, and give you guidance on how to apply it for the best results.
Contact us or visit our garden center, and spend the day learning more about drought-tolerant landscaping while you lounge under our old cottonwood trees and stroll along the stream.
Frisco Residents Who Love Their Landscapes
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.
How to Choose a Pesticide
There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to pesticides. In fact, they're specially formulated to destroy specific pests to ensure they don't do any unnecessary damage. When you arrive at our garden center, our staff will ask you a few questions to help you choose a pesticide—or determine if you really need one:
- Which pest is dining on your plants? (You may want to bring a picture for us! Even if the bug is camera shy, you can take a picture of the leaf damage.)
- What is the extent of the problem?
- Are you interested in planting herbs, flowers, or other plants that are known to deter your specific pest, or that are known to attract good bugs and birds that will eat your pest as a favorite snack?
- Have you already addressed soil and overall plant health concerns that may be contributing to the pest problem?
Using the wrong pesticide won't help, and it could make matters worse by harming your good bugs or even the plants you're trying to protect. It's also important to note that pesticides can't always solve your problem completely. For example, sometimes it only works against pests in certain stages of their life cycle (it may eliminate the adult pest, but the larvae will be just fine, or vice versa).
At Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, we're here to help your garden grow, and we're glad to share our knowledge about pesticides, when they're necessary, and how to use them effectively. Contact us for directions to our Frisco garden center, then stop by for a visit so we can help you get your pest problem under control, one way or another.
How We Manage Our Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Projects
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.
Doing Our Part for Frisco Gardens and Landscapes
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.
Free Clinics and More:
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.
Turn Your Green Thumb Into a Fulfilling Career
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.
Visit Us to Shop for Pesticides and More
We're proud to say we've got everything you need for your landscape at our garden center, from pesticides and herbicides to tools and equipment, gifts and decor, potting soil, and more. We also specialize in drought-tolerant landscape design and installation, so whether you're looking to support the plants you have or start fresh with a brand new backyard, we can help. Sign up for our newsletter and attend our free workshops to learn more about gardening and how you can make the most of the plants on your property, with or without the use of pesticides.
Contact us for information, and we'll look forward to seeing you!