RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association, Inc. (NCNLA) has launched a new consumer resource website, NCGreenprints.com. With comprehensive instructions for improving outdoor spaces of all sizes, NCGreenprints.com highlights the economic, social and health and wellness benefits of landscaping. NCGreenprints.com was created to provide consumers with a one-stop resource for enhancing their outdoor spaces with locally grown plants.
At NCGreenprints.com, users can access “Greenprints,” which are step-by-step project guides that apply to any type of outdoor space. All Greenprints were developed to be easily filtered by various categories, including skill, budget, time and residence type, allowing users to choose a project suited for their specific needs. In an effort to encourage users to visit community nurseries and buy locally grown plants, each Greenprint is printable and mobile-friendly to serve as an aid when shopping for the necessary tools to finish a successful landscaping project.
In addition, the website’s video library houses short segments featuring Emmy Award-winning television host and instructor Bryce Lane (In the Garden with Bryce Lane), professor emeritus at North Carolina State University. These videos teach beginners and experienced gardeners alike about the importance of landscaping and offer helpful guides and quick tips for completing projects. Lastly, NCGreenprints.com includes a seasonal plant resource list that educates consumers on the best types of plants to utilize throughout the year.
NCGreenprints.com was made possible with support from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. NCNLA’s vertically integrated membership of more than 1,000 companies includes growers, landscape firms, retailers and allied suppliers.
“We are working to remove barriers, both real and perceived, so that the next generation of homeowners in North Carolina can make ‘do-it-yourself’ investments in their outdoor living space that provide increasing monetary, environmental and quality of life benefits over time,” said Corey Connors, NCNLA executive vice president. “Through NC Greenprints, we’re able to equip consumers from all walks of life with the information and resources necessary to walk into one of our state’s 450+ independent garden centers and shop with confidence either on their own or with the assistance of one of 2,400-plus North Carolina Certified Plant Professionals.”