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Best Place to Upgrade Your Garden
English Gardens

Spring springs, as it eventually does, and there you are, looking at your pathetic excuse for a yard. Sloppy, olive-drab grass, dried sticks that used to be a plant, clods of leaves you never got around to raking last fall, and worst of all, that old canvas lawn chair you’ll never get around to repairing.

Looking good, ain’t it? Time for a trip to English Gardens, and quick before the neighbors form a beautification committee to pay you a pissed-off visit.

Why English Gardens? MT readers voted it the best place to upgrade your garden, and there are more than a few reasons why.

For one thing, this family-owned, five-store local chain has great selection. If you need a juniper to fill in that gap in the hedge where the dog got out, they’ve got it. If you’re in search of the perfect shade of hot-pink rose, they’ve got it. If you want a trellis-trained Akebia quinata, check it out.

But it’s not just outdoor plants. English Gardens has a huge selection of lawn furniture (go ahead, toss that old chair!), gardening equipment, bulbs, seeds and mulches, as well as indoor plants and cut flowers (they’re also a full-service florist), so you know you’re bound to find something to brighten your place up.

Plus, a knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you select the right shrub or tell you if that Akebia is really going to thrive under your, um, careful care. They even offer regular seminars on gardening topics to make sure you know what you’re doing once you get those rosebushes home.

And if you just can’t face getting dirt under your fingernails, they even provide a landscaping service. Take that, neighbors!