Hilo, Hawaii
300 Keawe St
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 961-2875
The Garden Exchange is a lawn and garden center in Hilo offering a wide array of lawn care and gardening supplies.

3 Reasons to Buy From a Local Plant Nursery December 19, 2018

Hilo, Hawaii
3 Reasons to Buy From a Local Plant Nursery, Hilo, Hawaii

Gardening is a relaxing hobby that beautifies your home and gives you delicious fruits and vegetables. If you’re getting ready to plant, you’ll have to decide between starting your own seedlings or buying from a plant nursery. While each approach has its advantages, there are some key benefits to buying from a professional. Learn more about them below to make the best decision for your needs.

3 Advantages to Shopping at a Local Plant Nursery

1. Healthier Plants

Growing a plant from seed takes a lot of painstaking care, and even slight deficiencies in light, water, or nutrients can result in weak plants that are more susceptible to disease, drought, and pest infestations. A nursery employs professionals who know what each plant requires and will deliver the best care. Additionally, the nursery will have specialized equipment and structures, such as growing lights, irrigation systems, and greenhouses to provide you with mature seedlings.

2. Knowledgeable Staff

plant nurseryMoving plants from their pots to the ground or a new medium can place stress on the roots, causing a condition known as transplant shock. The experts at your local plant nursery will help you avoid plant trauma with advice on watering schedules, best fertilizers, and the appropriate amount of sunlight.

3. Native Plants

Each region has unique weather patterns, and it’s wise to pick plants that are native to your climate. Your plant nursery will carry a range of native plants and will help you select the best ones for your experience level.


Whether you want a prettier landscape or are a seasoned gardener, you can find beautiful plants at Garden Exchange in Hilo, HI. Since 1964, this family-owned plant nursery has been the go-to source for seeds, pots, garden supplies, lawn mower repair, fertilizer, and insecticide. Call (808) 961-2875 to discuss your gardening projects or view their full range of plants and products online.

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