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Your guide to the Best Home Timber & Hardware, Nursery and Landscape/Garden Supply Shops near Peppercorn Hill.
So you’ve recently moved into your new home at Peppercorn Hill, and now you’re planning to start work on your new garden or maybe undertake some DIY jobs around the house, but don't know where to start? .
Fear not as we’ve assembled a comprehensive list of recommendations from locals covering the best home timber & hardware stores, nurseries and landscape suppliers in and around Peppercorn Hill to make your task a little easier.
Home Timber & Hardware
For the biggest range of home improvement and outdoor living products, it’s hard to go past Bunnings Warehouse Epping. A major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry, the DIY store is also widely regarded as one of our most trusted brands. And the Epping Warehouse is no exception. Stocking around 45,000 products, including: plants, gardening equipment and supplies, hand and power tools, paint, home storage, kitchens and appliances, garden furniture, building supplies and timber, whether you’re planting a new garden, painting a wall, building a deck or just looking for a new barbecue, their range probably has you covered. The staff are also offer good advice and great service.
In nearby Whittlesea, family-operated Whittlesea H Hardware is also popular with weekend DIY warriors and local tradies alike for consistently friendly and responsive customer service. The one-stop shop for timber and building supplies offers a wide selection of competitively priced products including gardening equipment, building supplies, pool chemicals, water testing equipment, hand tools, power tools, water tanks, homewares and giftware, as well as equipment for hire. Plus they offer convenient delivery for most areas surrounding Whittlesea at very competitive rates (www.whittleseahardware.com.au).
Also just down the road in nearby Wallan is independent hardware store, Pretty Sally Home Timber & Hardware. In business for over 120 years, it offers a carefully selected range of home improvement and hardware products for home or weekend projects guaranteed to meet most building needs – and what it doesn’t have, staff will happily order in for you. If you are after tools, it sells and services top brands including DeWALT and Makita (www.homehardware.com.au/stores/wallan-pretty-sally-home-timber-hardware-862599)
If you’re planning to get into really serious DIY mode, check out Epping’s Total Tools Power Tools & Repairs. The retailer stocks – and services, the widest range of the world’s biggest professional tool brands. So you can be confident you will find exactly the tool you need to get your job done. Even better, the experienced staff are happy to offer professional advice and service, with knowledge unrivalled within the industry (www.totaltools.com.au).
While there is no shortage of nurseries in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs, The Wallan Garden Centre at 126 High Street, Wallan remains a firm favourite with local green thumbs, thanks to a knowledgeable and qualified team with plenty of experience in garden maintenance and planting that will suit the surrounding area. So if you're not exactly sure about what plants will suit your new garden at Peppercorn Hill, a chat with one of their friendly staff is a great start. Known for delivering first-rate, old-fashion customer service, the Centre’s prices are fairly cheap for a retail nursery, offering great value for money products including plants, seeds, pots, fertiliser, chemicals and garden ornaments.
Another popular option is Craigieburn’s Shady Gum Garden Centre, a full-service garden outlet offering a wide selection of top-quality plants, flowers, landscaping supplies, turf, decor and more. The nursery retails Master Nursery garden products, fertilizers and a selection of environmentally friendly pest controls, as well as a wide selection of plants, fountains and garden accessories. Whether you’re after a specific plant or looking for landscaping supplies, with over 35 years of industry experience, experienced staff are guaranteed to guide you to get the best out of your indoor and outdoor spaces. Shady Gum also has a great gift shop with a varied and elegant display of indoor plants, indoor and outdoor decor products, outdoor furniture, fragrant candles, organic soaps, aroma oils/ diffusers, and much more (www.shadygum.com.au).
If you have a yearning for native plants in your new garden, a short trip up the Hume Highway to Plant Mega at Beveridge is well worth the effort. The family-owned and operated business specialises in high-quality native products – and with plenty of experienced staff on hand to help you select the right plants to create a stunning native garden. As well as natives, Plant Mega offers a great range of exotic small to semi-advanced trees, indoor foliage, ground covers, hedging plants, shrubs, citrus and deciduous fruit trees, as well as small to advanced palms. (www.plantmega.com.au).
Landscaping/Garden Services and Supplies
Want to spread out some gravel or buy some mulch in bulk? Then head to The Mint Garden Centre in Craigieburn. Established over 25 years ago, the family-owned business, specialises in the stock and supply of garden and building products, soil and mulches as well as a large variety of stone and decorative pebbles for both the home gardener through to the largest of council jobs via its Mickleham Soils brand – for the past 25 years Mickleham Soils has been a M.A.P.S approved supplier of all Melbourne City Councils (www.mintgardencentre.com.au).
Over in Whittlesea, Hadden’s Garden Building & Mini Mix Supplies sells a great range of competitively priced, high-quality garden, building and mini-mix concrete to assist both home gardeners and professional landscapers or builders. Their experienced staff can provide expert advice on all products, and with a fleet which includes small and medium truck and trailer mixers, they’re also happy to deliver smaller amounts (www.haddens.com.au)
If your time pressed and you’d rather hand over the reins of establishing and maintaining your garden to someone else, Grace Gardening Services in Wallan has more than 10 years’ gardening experience and offers a wide range of gardening and general maintenance services – no job is too big or too small. Owner, Brad, is always happy to meet new customers and negotiate prices to suit every customer's needs (0447 416 554).