The feeling of an early spring has many people looking at their porches and yards and deciding what to do now. Many local nurseries have some great specials and free advice to give. If your home needs some color and some fresh plants, check out these local bargains. For those of you who love the plants as long as you do not have to do any work with them, we have found a nature hike for you to enjoy the beauty of spring. Whatever you decide, watch for specials, sales and deals to keep your spending as low as necessary while you spruce up your yard.  

1. Pike Family Nurseries on and

Deal: Follow them on  FacebookTwitter or through their  website to get updates on daily deals and specials. These constantly change and have included plants at over 50 percent savings.

Good Through: Ongoing

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Deal: Come on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to go on a guided nature hike. Participants will learn all about the foliage on the trails. The cost is $5. See the website for more information.

Good Through: This is a one-day deal.

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Deal: Check out the specials in the outdoor section. The Alpharetta store had 50 percent off of a large section plants when I went in on Thursday evening.

Good Through: Ongoing.

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Deal: This Cumming nursery offers a large selection with an extensive  website. Shoppers can choose and price out their garden needs before they ever get out of their house. This can help buyers stay within their budget, plan their yards and save money in the long run.

Good Through: There is an ongoing price list with availaibilty on the website.

5.  in Alpharetta

Deal: Come in on Saturday to hear Georgia's own gardening expert, Walter Reeves. The event is at 11:30 a.m. and is free to attend.

Good Through: This is a one-day event.

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