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James Sanders Nursery
4123 Schneidman RoadPaducah, KY 42003
The Garden Spot of Western KentuckyJames Sanders Nursery, Inc. has been a family owned and operated business since 1957 and includes an extended family and team of qualified and experienced landscape professionals. Today the women owned and managed business integrates the strengths of multiple focus areas, including a retail garden center, landscape maintenance, landscape design-build, and with the recent addition of registered landscape architects and a certified planner, has expanded our design and planning services. We strive to educate and meet the evolving landscape needs of our clients, community, and environment.
Our growing team includes Project Managers, Registered Landscape Architects, Certified Planner, Certified Nurserymen, KY Department of Agriculture Pesticide License Holders, KY Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Qualified Inspectors, and employees with years of hands on project experience.
So before you begin your next landscape project (residential, commercial, large or small)… Visit us, get the answers to your questions and personalized help from our landscape staff.
Retail Garden Center
Come see the progress of our recent garden center renovations… to be inspired for yours! We are in the process of integrating demonstration areas throughout our garden center so that our customers can gather ideas, relax, take their time and stay for a while. At James Sanders Nursery, we are known for our large variety and selection of plants, especially hydrangeas, tomatoes, perennials, and proven winners. In addition to 5 acres of trees and shrubs- in spring our greenhouse contains over 6,000 SF of annuals, vegetables, and tropical plants. We also carry a full line of garden and landscape accessories, including bulk mulches and rock, tools, traditional and organic fertilizers and pesticides, unique garden décor, landscape boulders, stone, edging, and modular concrete pavers/walls. Our knowledgeable staff can assist you at our store or email us your lawn and garden questions and we’ll be glad to give you some helpful “green thumb” advice.
Landscape Planning & Design
The James Sanders Nursery design and planning team has extensive experience in comprehensive community land use and greenspace planning, conceptual master/site planning, greenway trail planning, and residential outdoor spaces. The design team is adept at analyzing existing environmental conditions and understanding our client’s goals and objectives to achieve sustainable and innovative landscape solutions. We want to promote green technologies, functional outdoor spaces, and high quality landscapes for our clients and community.
Need help with your landscape or curb appeal? Consider one of the following:
- Take pictures, record dimensions, and note the sun exposure or other challenges. Then come to our garden center and trained landscape staff can assist you with selecting appropriate plantings to meet your needs and environment.
- Sign up for DIY Landscape Fridays: New program we are offering to residential clients. You pay set price within certain distance from our store. You sign up for time slot on any Friday and our trained landscape staff will come by your house and provide you with ideas on your landscape and assist you with your next steps to implement.
- Custom Landscape Design Plan including drawing and estimate preparation at an hourly design rate. We can assist with the conceptual layout of site elements including structures, driveways, walls, outdoor living spaces, and plant material.
- Already know what you desire for your landscape- contact us for a cost estimate
Our landscape installation team has experience in landscape implementation from large scale commercial projects to intricate residential outdoor spaces. Through strong project leaders, we ensure superior service and effective coordination with our clients, designers, and suppliers to complete high quality landscapes. Our landscape installation services include:
- Lawn Establishment
- Walls and Pavers (natural stone and modular concrete)
- Porous Paving Systems
- Outdoor Living Elements and Kits
- Trellis, Pergola, and Bridge Structures
- Irrigation Systems
- Fencing, including ROW fence
- Green roofs and walls
- Best Management Practices for Erosion Control
- Seeding, including hydro-seeding
- Slope Stabilization
Whether you need assistance with trimming a few shrubs, seasonally cleaning up your entire landscape, or desire monthly maintenance to keep your landscape looking its best- our trained maintenance team will utilize proper horticulture techniques to help you with your specific needs. Our landscape maintenance services include:
- Plant Material Maintenance (mulching, trimming, leaf/debris removal, weed control, fertilizing, inspection for insects and diseases, installing seasonal color)
- Lawn Maintenance (mowing, fertilizer and weed program, leaf/debris removal)
- Irrigation System Maintenance (Spring start-up, Winterizing, repair, monitoring for adjustments)
- Insurance Appraisals
|The plant doctor is in! Email us your lawn and garden question and we'll be glad to give you some helpful "green thumb" advice.|
Frequently Asked Questions
- How often should I water my newly planted trees and shrubs?
- Consideration must be given to the conditions in you particular landscape, how the land lays, how it drains, etc., but in general you will want to give the plants a good deep watering 2 to 3 times per week.
- What are some of the best trees for planting in local landscapes?
- There is a big push in landscaping circles to plant native species. Fortunately a lot of our native species are excellent trees. Oaks, Maples, in particular Sugar and Red Maples, Tulip Poplar, Redbud, and Serviceberry are examples of native trees that do very well in home landscapes.
- When should I fertilize my trees and shrubs?
- Trees are typically fertilized in the Winter, usually in February. By doing so the fertilizer will filter down to the root system when it is most needed for Spring growth. With shrubs we use Azaleas as a timetable. When Azaleas in you local area finish blooming, fertilize your shrubs with an appropriate fertilizer for the variety. Then fertilize again 6 weeks later. Then one more time 6 weeks later. Doing this will keep your shrubs in optimum health and can help ward off disease and insect problems.
- When can I trim my shrubs?
- Flowering shrubs are usually trimmed after flowering. Evergreens are trimmed in Spring, again basing the timing after Azaleas in your area have finished blooming.
You don’t want any late Summer/Fall pruning that might cause new tender growth that might be hurt by an early frost. However, a ‘haircut’ can be given to even up your plants after cold weather has arrived.
- When should I fertilize my lawn?
- We recommend a 4 Step Fertilization Program:
- Early Spring high Nitrogen fertilizer (with Crabgrass Preventer, if needed)
- Two Summer fertilizer applications (with Broadleaf Weed Killer, if needed)
- Winterizer (applied in Fall for a stronger root system)