If you've recently moved into a new build home, then your garden may need some work. It may have a lawn in place but may otherwise look a bit bare. It's not likely to have any flowers, plants or shrubs in it just yet.
While you can start work on creating a plant-filled space by planting seeds in your beds, this isn't a quick fix. Seeds need time to grow before you see any results. Using tubestock plants may be a better option. Why?
What Are Tubestock Plants?
Tubestock plants are plants that have been grown from scratch by garden nurseries or landscape suppliers. These plants are often still relatively young and small; they are often more seedlings than large established plants.
Tubestock plants are typically grown and sold in individual tubes, hence their name. The principle here is that you take the plant out of its tube and then plant it in your garden as it is. Depending on the type of plant you choose and your preference, you can transplant tubestock plants directly into your garden or put them into pots.
What Are the Benefits of Using Tubestocks Plants?
It can take a lot of patience and time to create an attractive mix of flowers and plants in a bare garden if you decide to use seeds. The seeds need time to grow; they also need a lot of care.
So, you may have to spend a fair amount of time helping your seeds along. You'll also have a lengthy wait before you see your seeds sprout through, grow and flower. While some plants grow quickly, many take a few months or even years to bed themselves in. Some seeds may not make it.
If you use tubestock plants, then you get instant plants and ground coverage. These plants may still be relatively young, but they have been through the initial growth process already. These are established plants that will immediately make your garden look better.
While tubestock plants also need care, they've done the hard stuff by the time they are sold. They are less likely to fail if you put them in the right soil and shade/sun positions. You still need to look after them, but they'll need less of your time than seeded plants.
If you have a lot of ground to cover, then it's worth visiting a local wholesale nursery to see what kinds of tubestock plants are currently available. Buying in bulk may reduce your costs and give you enough plants to fill your garden at once.