What to plant in Jacksonville, NC?

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Hey All~

I have had lots of questions about what to plant, how to make your yard look great and what likes to grow in Jacksonville. . .so many options to suggest and there is only so much room in this venue not to mention what looks great in one yard might look plain silly in another.  I suggest you visit a local nursery or home improvement store OR a great website is www.MillerNurseries.com .

– Camellias-the are generally evergreen, have beautiful rose-like blooms in the winter and help give your garden structure, great foundation or accent planting (and happen to be just about my most favorite flower).

– Dogwood trees make excellent specimen trees in front of your home in a flower bed. 

– Forsythia. . .you can see it gleaming from yards all over Onslow County now, bright yellow blooms the length of its branches making it a neat boundary market or accent plant.

– Weeping Willow, very southern, very romantic and relatively fast grower.

– White Clump Birch, after established (about three years) amazingly beautiful bark, looks neat in winter time and a great accent tree for your front yard.

-Shademaster Locust, one of my personal faves. . .a fast growing hard wood tree that helps provide shade, something greatly appreciated during Southern Summers. . .shade from a tree can provide up to a fifteen degree difference!

There’s a start for you, remember what you thought your yard and neighborhood needed when you first bought your home.  Was it in a new construction area that perhaps used to be farm land so there are few trees and little yard privacy?  Is is an older, pre-loved home with over grown and outdated plantings?  Warm up those green thumbs and roll up your sleeves.  A nice yard is great for you to enjoy both looking at your home and looking out your windows and helps create some nice curb appeal for future buyers to appreciate.

About McKenzie Johnson

I am a Real Estate Broker with over 13 years experience in the industry. A fan of anything the color orange, long walks on the beach eating dried cuttlefish, four legged friends, new adventures in cooking or travel. A REALTOR and real estate consultant living and working in North Carolina with information to share. I would love to demystify the process for you. . .I think real estate is a tremendous investment for just about everyone. . .not just for the financial aspect, but also the idea of owning a piece of the American Dream, a chunk of earth, literally, with your name on it. I love what I do and who I get to meet through my job, the most rewarding part is handing a family their very first set of house keys! I hope you will find helpful information here, and it is just that, information, please don't take it as gospel, just my take on real estate and the world around me. For additional information and how to contact me, visit my website www.910Homes.net. I serve the Onslow County area which includes the military bases: Camp Lejeune, New River MCAS, Camp Johnson, Camp Gieger and more.

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  1. Curb appeal is key and can a buyer can fall in love with a house as they walk up the path to the door. Remember to stay “green” and consider local plants and trees that are drought tolerant and require no additional watering. Using safe choices when treating the yard for pest and problems is important for the community long term. So while we all get Spring fever and rush to the nearest box store for plants remember to choose wisely! Shade trees are great way to reduce energy of a house if planted near a home.

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