Knowledgebase

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Knowledgebase

Search Johnson's Nursery plants or plant matters.

December 31, 2017
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Water Your Plants

Water Your Plants Water Your Plants Don’t forget to water your plants! Proper watering of a newly installed plant is critical to its establishment and future growth. Though watering may seem like a simple task, proper watering is a complex subject that does not easily offer a one-size-fits-all guideline for […]
December 31, 2017
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Wisconsin Native Plant Guide

** While browsing the Wisconsin Native Plant Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out. ** *Hardcopies are available for purchase in-store. Wisconsin Native Plants The use of native plants in the landscape is more than a trend. It is an awakening to the need to preserve our native […]
December 31, 2017
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Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs

Planting Trees, Evergreens & Shrubs Properly planting trees is one of the best investments you can make for your landscape. When done properly, your plants will flourish. Your hard work labor will be forgotten and replaced with an overwhelming feeling of satisfaction. The suggestions below are collected from our professional […]
December 31, 2017
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Plant Reference Guide

Plant Reference Guide **While browsing the Plant Reference Guide, double click on the page to zoom in/out.** *Hardcopies are available for purchase in-store. Plant Reference Guide The Plant Reference Guide is the hardcopy catalog of commonly grown and stocked plants at Johnson’s Nursery in Menomonee Falls. The guidebook is divided […]
December 31, 2017
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Pruning & Your Plants

Pruning & Your Plants Pruning & Your Plants There are a few different methods of pruning shrubs and evergreens. Pruning Saw Loppers
December 30, 2017
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We Plan-You Plant

WPYP Content We Plan – You Plant Start planning your DIY landscape projects today. Lots of people have the desire to renovate a section of their yard themselves, but may not know the correct plants or proper design aesthetic for certain areas. Allow the experts at Johnson’s Nursery and Johnson’s […]
December 30, 2017
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Bark Mulch

Bark Mulch Spring is coming, which means it’s time to reapply a fresh coat of bark mulch. It’s easier to install new, fresh bark mulch in your landscape beds before the perennials have a chance to emerge. Mulching in your beds suppresses weeds, maintains moisture, protects roots through winter, and […]
December 30, 2017
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Introductions & Originations

Introductions & Originations Johnson’s Nursery Originals; J.N. Plant Selections Introductions Johnson’s Nursery is proud to have numerous nationally recognized plants that originated in our fields. You may be familiar with trees and shrubs touting the cultivar names of ‘J.N. Select’, ‘J.N. Upright’, or ‘J.N. Select A’. These are plants that […]
December 30, 2017
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Container Grown Trees

Container Grown Trees Container Grown Trees Johnson’s Nursery grows a variety of container trees, adding to the diversity of our growing operations and range of plants available to our wholesale clients. We appreciate the opportunity to serve and provide you with quality nursery stock. Contact your wholesale salesperson for availability […]
December 29, 2017

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale Native Plant Sale June is Wisconsin native plant appreciation month at Johnson’s Nursery. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wild Ones to offer native plants enthusiasts an opportunity to save big on investing in native plants. During the month of June, all active Wild Ones members […]
December 29, 2017
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Grow Agreements

Grow Agreements Grow Agreements Simplify Logistics Why A Grow Agreement? If you’ve ever been excited about a big project only to discover your initial vision and goals were diluted because your preferred plant material was not available in the quantities or sizes you wanted. If you’ve ever had to answer […]
December 29, 2017
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2018 Fruit Tree List

2018 Fruit Tree List 2018 Fruit Tree List The 2018 fruit tree list at Johnson’s Nursery includes an assortment of traditional favorite apple trees, cherry trees, peach trees, pear trees, plum trees, and currant shrubs. Also returning are two of the very popular Urban Apple® columnar apple trees for patio […]
December 29, 2017
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Garden Goals

Garden Goals Months of monochrome landscape dormancy caused by low light and cold will soon give way to swelling buds, warming winds, muddy boots, greening grass, and ever-increasing birdsong. Oh, the anticipation! What will my garden be like this year? What to grow? What to change? What should remain? The […]
October 14, 2017
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Landscape Container Recycling

Landscape Plastics Recycling Drop off your used or discarded landscape plastic containers at Johnson’s Nursery, anytime during business hours. Plastics from the nursery industry are coded 2, 5 or 6. Before You Arrive: Separate according to plastic type (#2, #5, #6) regardless of size, style or color. Remove all loose […]
July 13, 2017
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USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA Hardiness Zones USDA Hardiness Zones are the first step in determining which plants will reliably perform in a given space. The map breaks the US into numbered zones (1-13) based on the mean annual minimum extreme temperatures over the last 30 years, which are divided in increments of 10° […]
May 19, 2017
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History of Johnson’s Nursery

Johnson’s Nursery History Johnson’s Nursery, Inc™ (“Johnson’s Nursery”, “Johnson’s”, “JNI”) history begins its roots in the 1950’s with Clark Johnson. The original site was just south of the current location on Marcy Road in Menomonee Falls. In less than 10 years it outgrew its hobby intention and Clark opened the […]
April 14, 2017
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Hedging & Shearing

Hedging & Shearing Hedging & Shearing Featured Image: Taxus x media ‘Tauntoni’, Taunton Yew **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – […]
April 14, 2017
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Rejuvenative Method of Pruning

Rejuvenative Method of Pruning Rejuvenative Method of Pruning Featured Image: Hibiscus ‘Cherry Cheesecake’ PPAF **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – […]
April 14, 2017
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Thinning Cuts Method of Pruning

Thinning Cuts Method of Pruning Featured Image: Cornus sericea, Redosier Dogwood **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – Annually or as […]
April 14, 2017
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Heading Cuts Method of Pruning

Heading Cuts Method of Pruning Featured Image: Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’**If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – Annually or as needed […]
April 14, 2017
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Haircut Method of Pruning

Haircut Method Pruning Featured Image: Hypericum kalmianum ‘Ames’, Ames St. John’s Wort **If you are unsure if this method is best for your plant, search for your plant here in our knowledgebase and scroll down to the maintenance section within the plant’s profile.** When should you prune? – Once every […]
April 9, 2017
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Deer Resistant Plants

Deer Resistant Plants Deer can be lovely to look at in the wild, but when they are dining on your most valuable landscape plants they can raise the blood pressure of even the most ardent nature lover. No list of deer resistant plants is 100% trustworthy. Their tastes can change […]
April 9, 2017
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Black Walnut Toxicity

Black Walnut Toxicity Occasionally, clients will call our offices with complaints about an area in their yard where nothing seems to grow. One of the questions we ask is “Is there a Black Walnut tree nearby?” Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) and a related species, Butternut (Juglans cinerea) produce juglone, a […]
February 11, 2017
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Winter Crabapples for Birds

Winter Crabapples for Birds Depending on how long spring holds out on us, February means either we are in the homestretch of winter, or smack in the middle of it. About this time is when certain birds, like Cardinals, really appreciate something to eat besides seed in the feeders. Lots […]
February 9, 2017
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Birdscaping

Birdscaping in the Midwest Food, cover, nesting, and water are all essential for birds. Plants can supply all those necessities. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or just like to sit back, relax and observe the interesting habits of birds let Johnson’s Nursery, Inc., help you make spending the time and […]
December 1, 2016
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Everyday Veterans Discount

Everyday Veterans Discount Everyday Veterans Discount Johnson’s Nursery proudly supports our U.S. Active Duty Military, Retired Military Veterans, National Guard and Reserve. To express admiration and appreciation for your sacrificial service in the United States Armed Forces, Johnson’s Nursery extends a year-round 15% discount to Veterans while selecting plants at […]
October 9, 2016
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Hemlock Bark Mulch

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October 9, 2016
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Mixed Hardwood Bark Mulch

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October 9, 2016
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Double Shredded Pine Bark Mulch

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October 9, 2016
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Northern Cedar Bark Mulch

center https://www.kb.jniplants.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/bark-mulch-johnsons-nursery-menomonee-falls-milwaukee-northern-cedar-catalog.jpg bark mulch johnson’s nursery menomonee falls milwaukee northern cedar catalog Cedar Mulch Text $3.00 bushels $47.00 cubic yards Cedar bark mulch has long, thin shreds, which creates an airy, light layer over soil. Cedar mulch decomposes slowly, so it needs to be replenished less frequently. The resins in […]
October 9, 2016
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Chocolate Enviro Bark Mulch

Chocolate Enviro Bark Text $3.00 bushels $38.00 cubic yards Chocolate bark mulch is darker than most other options of bark mulch. Its dark-brown color and will usually last between 3-4 years. It is more pieces than shredded; it’s made from chipped pallets. The chippings are dyed with environmentally safe color, […]
August 10, 2016
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Fine Vines

Fine Vines I spend so much of my time assisting clients and the curious with their landscape plants and fine vines, I frequently neglect my own. Like a fine chef in an up-scale restaurant who orders Domino’s pizza on her days off, I have little enthusiasm left after work to […]
December 11, 2013

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November 10, 2013
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Vanessa Mueller

Vanessa Mueller Vanessa Mueller Starting Position: Wholesale Salesperson 2010 Current Position: Wholesale Salesperson Vanessa has a BS in Horticulture from Iowa State University and a BA in English from the University of Northern Iowa. She grew up in Iowa on a farm in the middle of the state. After college […]
November 10, 2013

Cody Wolters

Cody Wolters Cody Wolters Starting Position: High School, Yard Labor Current Position: Yard Supervisor (Senior Leadership Team) Cody started working at Johnson’s Nursery as a Menomonee Falls high school student in 2005. His primary responsibilities were weeding, watering, and assisting anywhere he could. Earning more cash, getting great exercise, and […]