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Your Favorite Local Garden Center in MetroWest Boston

When you need help finding what you need for your garden or landscape, New England Nurseries is the team to rely on. We’ve been serving the MetroWest Boston area for a century, so we’re confident we have the experience to set you up for success. We continually strive to carry everything a gardener could want or need. Whether you’re looking for a place to cater to your house plant obsession or you need a heater for your birdbath, we offer a comprehensive range of products and services, so you don’t have to go anywhere else to get the solutions you need. We’re always replenishing our inventory to meet the needs of our loyal customers. Wondering if we carry the product you’re looking for? No problem. Simply give us a call, and someone from our team would be happy to look for you.

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We Offer Everything You Need & More

At New England Nurseries, we are a family-owned and -operated, up-to-date Garden Center with a family-like feel you’d come to expect from a local small business. We offer the services of a full-service Florist and an established design and construct Landscape Department with innovative ideas and products.

  • Bird Feeders and Supplies
  • Fire Pits & Firewood
  • Garden Accents & Home Décor
  • Herbicides, Pesticides, Fungicides & Fertilizers
  • Garden Tools & Supplies
  • Greenhouse Plants & Terrarium Supplies
  • Lawn Care Supplies
  • Mulch
  • Organic/Holistic Gardening Solutions
  • Seeds & Seed Starting Supplies
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Pottery & Containers
  • Soil & Soil Amendments
  • Stone yard Materials
  • Gardening Hats, Gloves & Boots
  • And more!
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Planting Instructions

Site Preparation

Dig the planting hole so that it is no deeper than the height of the root ball, measured from the trunk flare to the bottom of the rootball. The width of the hole should be approximately three times as wide as the rootball.

Setting the Plant

Carefully set the plant in the hole so that the trunk flare is 1″-2″ above the existing soil line. Once the plant is set in the hole, remove any burlap, wire, rope or plastic. If the plant is in a container, remove the container, then set the plant so that the existing soil line is level with the top of the rootball.

Backfilling the Hole

Mix 1-part existing soil with one part peat moss, compost or bagged soil and fill the hole halfway. Water the soil and allow it to drain. Resume backfilling, then water again thoroughly.

Watering

The goal in watering is to keep the rootball and surrounding soil moist but not soggy. How much water to apply and how often depends on many factors including soil type, weather, location, etc. Moisture meters are often helpful in determining water needs. Slow, deep waterings are best. Supplemental waterings are needed throughout the entire first growing season and sometimes in the second growing season as well.

Fertilizing & Liming

Newly planted trees & shrubs should be planted with starter fertilizers only. (A slow-release organic fertilizer may be applied if there is a nutrient deficiency in the soil.) Limestone should be added to the backfill mixture if a soil test has revealed the soil pH to be inappropriate for the plant.

Mulching

Mulching around the tree or shrub helps to reduce weeds, moderate soil moisture and temperature, and add aesthetic appeal. Mulch should be applied to the entire planting area at a depth of no more than 2″ 3″, tapering to 1″-2″ over the rootball. Never allow mulch to touch or cover the trunk as it can cause decay which invites insects and disease to enter.

Warranty

  • Trees and Shrubs are guaranteed for 1 year when proper care is given.
  • Please call at the first sign of plant stress.
  • If a plant dies, bring the plant and the register receipt back for replacement with the same or similar species.
  • Any plant we install has a full 1-year guarantee.

Excluded From the Guarantee Are
Wholesale customers, material planted by a third party, sale items, grasses, perennials, roses, annuals, greenhouse plants, azalea, end of the year clearance & living Christmas trees.

We reserve the right to charge a handling fee of 15% on merchandise returned in good condition.

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Stoneyard

Our on-site stoneyard carries a wide variety of materials to help you build or maintain a stone feature. Along with manufactured wall stone and pavers by Techo-Bloc and Ideal Block, our stock includes granite, fieldstone, bluestone, brick and more. Gravel, sand and stonedust is also available for purchase by the cubic yard.

We also offer design and installation services for walkways, patios, and stone walls. Click here to learn more.

The products presented on these pages do not represent our entire inventory. If you are wondering if we carry the product you are looking for, just give us a call.

Stop by Today

No matter what plant care or landscaping needs you have, we’re confident we can lend a helping hand. And you can feel great spending your money at a local small business that has a reputation for exceptional products and services. Please stop by today to see for yourself how we can help improve your MetroWest Boston home’s aesthetics. And be sure to check out our Sales, Specials & Featured Products page for news on what’s new at the Nursery and for great money-saving deals! We look forward to serving you.