Save Time and Money While Improving the Health of Your Soil
There's more to mulch installation than simply throwing some wood chips on the ground and waiting for the change of seasons. Anyone can do that with varying degrees of success—but we're not just anyone.
When you mulch and what mulch material you use will depend upon your soil, your plants, and your desired results. Mulch installation in the spring is common for inhibiting weed growth, but a late fall mulching may be best for you if you have evergreens that need extra moisture throughout the winter. You have your choice of organic mulches, like bark, leaves, and newspaper. Each has its advantages in certain situations.
Leaves and hay are great for vegetable gardens, while grass clippings do a good job at blocking weeds. Newspaper helps trap moisture, while gravel is great for drainage—though you want to be committed to having a layer of rock in that particular space, since it's hard to remove. No matter what you choose, it's important to apply an appropriate amount, as too little won't serve the purpose and too much may stunt plant growth.
When you come to us for mulch installation, we'll ask you about your soil and plants, your aesthetic preferences, and your plans for next season's garden. We'll help you choose the right mulch, and teach you how to install it yourself. Contact us to learn more about mulch installation and when it's right for your Frisco, Texas garden.
Building Long-Term Relationships with Our Frisco, TX 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.
The Many Benefits of Mulch
Mulch can certainly make an area look nice, but appearance is only one of many reasons to use it. It offers a lot of benefits for your plants and soil:
- It helps retain moisture, so you spend less time and money watering your plants.
- It blocks weed growth by reducing their access to sunlight, which means your plants don't have to compete for resources—and you don't have to spend time pulling weeds.
- Organic mulch (grass, bark, leaves, etc.) adds nutrients to the soil.
- It protects your root system by insulating the soil.
- It can protect plants from surprise frost damage or too much sunlight.
- It prevents erosion.
- It offers a protective home to the good bugs that help you control the pest population.
- It's a great way to use your leaves and grass clippings rather than throwing them away!
Get to Know Your Yard, Then Come Visit Us in Frisco, Texas
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.
All Your Landscaping Services and Supplies in One Unique Location
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.
Interested in Starting Your Horticulture Career in North Texas?
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.
Contact Us for Mulch or Questions About Mulch Installation
Choosing the right mulch for your garden doesn't have to be overwhelming. With decades of horticulture experience, we can answer all your questions about mulch to make sure you're getting the right material. There are a variety of options available in our Frisco, Texas garden center, so stop by or give us a call to learn more.