Planting Instructions

These instructions outline the basic best practices in planting any tree or shrub (applies to annuals and perennials as well). This is how we install plants, and we recommend that all gardeners do the same. Follow these guidelines and your plant will be off to the best possible start. Note that you’ll need compost. We sell composted cow manure in 40lb bags, but any good quality compost will do.

Download as PDF: Planting Instructions.


In Case We Don’t Have What You Need . . .

Try these nurseries:

Volante Farms, 292 Forest St (at Central Avenue), Needham. 781-444-2351

Lovell’s, 160 Main Street, Medfield. 508-359-4191

Brigg’s Garden & Home, 295 Kelley Blvd., North Attleboro. 508-699-7421

(We’re sad that Windy-Lo in Natick has closed.)


For equipment, tools, seeds, chemicals:

Needham Garden Center, 53 Chestnut Streeet (next to Learning Express), Needham. 781-444-2401

Harvey’s Hardware, 1004 Great Plain Avenue, Needham. 781-444-4515


For fresh sod, bulk soil, stone, mulch, and other hardscape supplies:

Sam White & Sons, 10 West Mill Street, Medfield. 508-359-7291 (5 yard minimum)

AJT Supplies, Foxboro.  508-203-5946 (free delivery, no minimum)