Bulk Horticultural Materials

by Thayer Nursery

The early bird catches the worm . . . or gets FREE delivery in Milton!!

We are offering a Lock & Load Special:
Lock in last year’s price for your load of this year’s natural horticultural products with FREE delivery in Milton.
(to be prepaid before April 1)

Our goal is to help you restore the soil biology in your worn out soils. Feeding the soil with organic amendments and implementing sustainable growing techniques will replenish the fertility of your land and will yield healthy plants and flowers all season long.

OrganiGro: Certified organic compost that adds diverse life to your soil. It retains moisture by encouraging healthy root systems which decreases run-off and is created from food waste products. $69.00 per cubic yard

NutriMulch: Blend of naturally aged bark and compost. It is non-dyed with rich texture. It is a nutrient stabilizer – the compost feeds the decomposing bark so it does not compete with plants for nutrients. It naturally decomposes adding beneficial microbes to your soil. $59.00 per cubic yard

*Delivery to take place in May 2018
*Minimum order of 3 yards

Call for pricing and procurement.

    Exceptional Fall Interest!

    by admin

    Fall is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower! (the flowers, berries, stems, and bark are nice too!)

    It’s always a good idea to incorporate a full season of interest into your garden beds, utilizing different textures, colors, and bloom times throughout the year. Now is the time to strengthen your landscape’s fall and winter display… cooler temperatures and higher rainfall make it the perfect time to plant. Plants installed in the fall usually outperform those planted in the spring!

    In addition to mums, kales, cabbages, and pansies, there are many hardy varieties with exceptional fall interest. Below is a small selection of the many beautiful plants available at the Nursery to brighten up your fall and winter:


    Montauk Daisies: White flowers with yellow centers display a classic daisy look, starting in late summer and lasting well into fall. Its dark green foliage is shiny to the eye and leathery to the touch. Both its flowers and leaves can withstand frost!

    Stonecrop: While noted for its succulent, cabbage-like rosettes of foliage, stonecrop’s real interest is in its flowers. In summer, bright green buds appear above the foliage and then gradually open to reveal masses of tiny, rose colored flowers in fall!


    Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’: Produces an abundance of fragrant, white, trumpet-shaped flowers starting in summer and lasting until fall. Its variegated foliage turns to a combination of green, yellow, orange, and red in fall, displayed on brilliant red stems!

    Winterberry: A crop of showy, bright red berries emerges in late summer and persists through fall and often into spring, providing a burst of color in the winter landscape. This native, vase-shaped shrub is noted for its disease and insect resistance!


    Maple ‘October Glory’: Red, red, red! Dense clusters of red flowers, red winged seeds, red stems, red twigs, red buds, and, in fall, brilliant orange-red foliage. This fast-growing tree retains its beautiful leaves longer than other varieties, well into fall!

    Amelanchier ‘Autumn Brilliance’: White flowers bloom in spring and are followed by edible fruits that resemble blueberries in taste. Leaves emerge bronzy, mature to dark green, and finally turn a brilliant orange-red in fall. Oh, and it’s native too!

    A few helpful links:

    Fall is for Planting
    Tree and Shrub Planting Instructions
    Fall Foliage Explained
    Lawn Renovation: The Thayer Difference

      Tree and Shrub Planting Instructions

      by Thayer Nursery

      Preparing the hole

      Dig a hole that is slightly more shallow than the depth of the root ball and twice as wide. Loosen the soil in the planting hole to allow the roots to grow easily.

      Preparing the plant

      If the plant is in a container, gently remove the pot. It may be necessary to carefully cut the pot off.

      If the plant is burlapped, either completely remove the burlap or expose the top half of the root ball.

      If the plant is root bound, gently loosen the root ball so that the roots spread out.

      Placing the plant

      Handling the plant by its root ball, place it in the hole. The root flare should be about an inch above grade.

      Backfilling the hole

      Backfill the hole with 1/2 existing soil and 1/2 compost or planting mix. When backfilled halfway, water the soil to help it settle. Avoid overly packing the soil.

      Mulching the plant

      To help keep the root system warm and moist, spread 2″ of mulch around the plant. Mulch up to, but not touching, the trunk.

      Watering the plant

      Water your plant once a day for at least 2 weeks by placing a slow-dripping hose on top of the root ball for about half an hour.