It is amazing how many products you can buy on the internet these days. Anything you can imagine is for sale in cyberspace. You can even buy plants for your garden online. There are a few points to consider when buying plants online and those are research, selection, shipping, and receiving. This article will discuss these points to help you successful buy plants for your garden online.
One of the very best aspects of the internet is the ability to research your products. When planning your garden you can find all the information you need to be sure your plants will be successful growing in your garden. From finding your hardiness zone to determining if you have the proper light requirements for a rare hybrid you would like to try. It is all there for you at the tip of your fingers. The other thing to research is the suppliers themselves. Searching for reviews is good way to find the most reputable suppliers. People out there will let you know if a company is good or bad. The research aspect of the internet is unmatched.
The internet gives you the largest selection of plants anywhere. The largest local nursery cannot even come close to carrying that much selection. Due to space requirements for storing and displaying plants, your selection is reduced to the hardiest and most easily cared for. You can find exactly the plants you are looking for and not have to drive to every nursery in your area to do it. Combine this convenience with the research and you can plan and plant any garden you want without compromise.
Shipping is an aspect you will have pay attention to. The online nurseries will usually have a schedule on when each of their plant is shipped. This schedule is based on the optimal planting time for the particular plants that you ordered. Sometimes this date may be months from when you placed the actual order. Be sure to print and keep a copy of all your orders and tracking details. Also, use these records to make sure you don’t double order. Keeping track of your orders will also prepare you for receiving.
When receiving your order be aware that the plants may be shipped bareroot. This means they were shipped without any soil around the roots. The nurseries do this to cut down on the cost of shipping. With this in mind, be prepared to plant your order as soon as it arrives. When your order arrives, inspect all of the plants. If you have any issues contact the nursery’s customer service. It should be on your order form or on the packing slip. They are pretty good about replacing damaged plants. After everything is acceptable to you, it time to plant.
As you can tell, buying plants online has many advantages. Mainly, you get to choose the exact garden you want to plant and are not limited to what is in stock. So research, plan, and plant the garden of your dreams.