Improve Your Soil the Healthy Way
Compost is made of decomposed organic materials, like fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, grass clippings, paper, nutshells, and more. If you've got that DIY spirit, you can make it yourself right here in North Texas! All you need is a bin (they even make tiny ones for your kitchen counter), a little know-how about what can be composted and what can't, and a sticky note that reminds you to turn it over now and again. Fortunately, for simplicity's sake, it's also available at your favorite local garden center.
By adding compost to your soil, you introduce a wealth of nutrients that improves the condition of your soil, encourages the growth of good bacteria, and reduces the need to use chemical fertilizers. It can also help your soil retain moisture, which means you can use less water in your yard.
At Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, we love compost, and we're here to teach you all about it: how to make it, how to use it, and why you need it. When you visit our garden center, you'll have a wide selection to choose from, along with a wide range of other gardening tools and materials. With years of experience in Frisco, Texas and the surrounding area, our team is ready to answer all your questions about North Texas plants and landscaping.
Contact us, then visit us in Frisco, Texas to enjoy an afternoon on our one-of-a-kind property and find everything you need for your yard and garden.
A Few Words From Our Happy Clients
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 Make Your Own
If your soil needs help right now, you can pick up a bag of compost at our garden center. If you want to recycle your organic matter (and give your kids a science lesson!), you might enjoy making your own. This is what you need to know:
- You can make compost in a pile or in a bin. A pile of scraps in your yard might sound like a mess, but a properly controlled and cared for compost pile shouldn't attract any pests. Talk to our staff about creating a successful compost pile or bin.
- You'll need a mix of greens (grass clippings, vegetable scraps, coffee grounds), browns (leaves, twigs, sawdust), and water.
- Don't add dairy products, coal dust, fats/grease, meat scraps, pet waste, or sick plants.
- Turn the pile over every few weeks.
- Keep in mind that it could take a few months or even a year before it’s ready to use.
At-home composting is growing in popularity, and we're here for it. Our knowledgeable staff can give you more tips about composting in Frisco, and we invite you to take advantage of our free workshops and newsletter to learn more about gardening. Contact us, try to stump us with your gardening questions, and ask us for directions to our seven-acre property.
How to Plan Your Visit to the Nursery in Frisco, TX
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.
A Full Range of Landscaping Services, Garden Supplies, and Helpful Advice
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.
If You Love Plants, You'll Love It 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.
Get Everything You Need for Your Yard or Garden at Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape
At Shades of Green Nursery + Landscape, we specialize in drought-tolerant landscape design and installation, and our garden center is a little bit famous in Frisco, Texas. When you visit us, you'll see why. We're more than a gardening shop: we're a destination! You'll find a wide selection of Texas native perennials and well-adapted annuals in our nursery, and our garden center is full of compost, mulch, garden soil, organic fertilizer, tools, gifts, decor, and more. Take a walk along our stream, past the barn and the centuries-old cottonwoods, and stop for a chat with our friendly staff. They're ready to answer all your gardening questions. Contact us for directions!