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The Gardening Resource You Need

Spring has not officially arrived, but the weather in Raleigh has many of us thinking of projects for the warmer season. If you want to spruce up your outdoor space, learn to care for houseplants or bring some color to your porch, the NC Greenprints website can help.

With step-by-step guides, tips and videos, this online resource can help you tackle your gardening projects this spring. Each greenprint outlines the skill level, outdoor space and supplies required, making it easy for anyone to be successful, whether you are a beginner or an advanced gardener. There are also projects on NC Greenprints for those with limited outdoor space, because anyone should be able to enjoy plants, whether they live in a house or an apartment.

Succulents are a popular houseplant because they are easy to grow, but did you know they are also easy to propagate? You can multiply your collection by propagating new plants from the leaves of your old ones. Follow the succulent guide on NCGreenprints.com to learn which types work best and how to get started.

In North Carolina, warmer weather signals the arrival of mosquitos. It’s hard to enjoy being outdoors with those pesky bugs around. One of the greenprints will show you how to use plants like scented geraniums, lemongrass and lavender to deter mosquitos and reclaim your outdoor space. The step-by-step guide provides you with tips on how to plant these as part of a container garden or directly in your flower bed.  

These are just a few examples of the resources NC Greenprints provides. In addition to more step-by-step planting guides, the website also includes videos from local horticulture experts and information on the larger impact plants can have on your home, the neighborhood and the environment.

Some projects are too big to tackle, so the website includes a growing list of local Certified Plant Professionals who can help. Using a professional can save you time and money and help you achieve the outdoor space you dream of but are not able to create on your own.

The benefits of gardening also make a positive impact on your personal well-being. Plants are proven to reduce mental fatigue, improve concentration and increase productivity. Spending only five minutes a day in nature can help boost your mood and self-esteem. Gardening, planting and landscaping can also be a form of unconventional exercise that helps build muscle, reduce blood pressure and increase bone density. 

If you are hesitant about starting your planting projects, don’t be! NC Greenprints is the comprehensive resource to help you achieve your gardening goals. If you are ready to get started, grab your spring to-do list and head over to NCGreenprints.com.

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