Welcome to Paul Swartz Nursery

truck, fordPaul Swartz Nursery has proudly been providing quality nursery stock and landscape design & installation services to thousands of satisfied customers living in Southeastern Wisconsin, Northeastern Illinois and beyond since 1949. We invite you to browse our website and find out why so many people come to us when they are ready to install their dream landscapes, renovate their present landscaping or simply add a few plants to accentuate their outdoor living areas!

In 1949 Paul Swartz, utilizing his grandfather’s knowledge and skill in the business, started his own nursery near Wilmot, Wisconsin. Beginning with an old Ford pickup truck and a wheelbarrow, Paul slowly expanded his business with an emphasis on personalized landscape designs, quality nursery stock, and the dependable service that our clients have come to expect from us.

  • Landscaping


    As a full-service design and installation landscape nursery, we use our extensive nursery and plant knowledge to offer beautiful, thriving, and innovative landscaping designs to commercial and residential customers.

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  • Retail Nursery


    We grow hundreds of cultivars of nursery stock - covering over 280 acres. Included are a wide variety of trees and shrubs, evergreens and flowering ornamentals along with a generous selection of perennials, ornamental grasses and groundcovers.

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  • Wholesale Nursery


    We offer hundreds of cultivars of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs to Wholesale customers. We can provide everything from flats of groundcover plants to large trees that require a tree spade to move.

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Summer Plant Health Tip

Summer is a great time for an addition of mulch to your planting beds for weed prevention and better soil moisture retention (2-3” layer).  Be very careful not to mound the mulch up around the trunks of trees, as it can kill the tree.

Maintaining good soil moisture is important – especially for new plantings.  New plantings typically take about 6 weeks to get some new roots established and watering can be less frequent and more at each application.  Ideally, a good, slow, deep watering is required about every 7-10 days for trees and shrubs after they are established.  Newly planted B&B and container plants need to be watched very carefully during that first 6 week break-in period after planting or until they have had a chance to get rooted in.  The easiest method of checking to see if a plant needs water is to stick your finger in the soil it was planted with, and if it feels dry – water it, and if it feels moist – skip watering it.  Typically sprinkler systems do not work well for establishing new plantings unless they are putting water on the roots where needed.