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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Trimming Ornamental Grasses – Spring Plant Care Tips

Spring is the time to trim your ornamental and native grasses.  You will want to get this done before the new growth begins.

Cut all of your grasses down to just a few inches above the ground.  You want to remove all of last year’s foliage to allow the new growth to emerge from the crowns.

Some grasses will start to grow right away, (like Karl Foerster), but be patient with Switch or Flame Grasses as they will not show signs of new growth until the soil warms up.  Spring is also the best time to divide your grasses if they have gotten to large.

Contact Paul Swartz Nursery today for more tips, special offers and plant care advice –

262.537-8083