With the warm weather finally here in the Tri-State, it’s time to fix up those overgrown winter lawns. Here are a few of New Jersey’s best garden centers to help you get your hands dirty and your lawn ready for spring. By Emily Tamburri.

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Secor Farms

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168 Airmont Avenue
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1536
(201) 529-2595

A knowledgeable staff is key to getting the right types of plants, flowers, ferns and herbs for your specific garden. Whether you have a full sun yard, partial shade or a mix of both, the staff at Secor will guide you to the proper plants, and provide insightful tidbits about the care and keeping of each flower. Secor Farms recently celebrated 100 years of service to the northern New Jersey gardeners, and their greenhouse is stocked with springtime plants that are ready to be placed in soil. You’ll be hard pressed to not find exactly what you’re looking for with Secor’s selection.

Herold’s Farm

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909 Prospect St
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
(201) 445-0069

Herold’s Farm has a beautiful selection of annuals and perennial plants, shrubbery and trees and a large choice of garden accessories. Handcrafted pottery and planters, which range in size and decoration, make a great addition to your lawn or windowsill. Herold’s Farm also facilitates your inner farmer, by offering a long list of vegetables that will successfully grow in local soil. These aren’t just your average tomatoes—Herold’s has everything from black raspberry and blueberry bushes to rhubarb and pickling cucumber plants.

Goffle Brook Farm and Garden Center

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423 Goffle Road
Ridgewood, NJ 07450-4034
(201) 652-7540

A great garden can’t thrive without the basis of good soil—Goffle Brook Farm can vouch for this. Stop here for any type of soil, mulch or fertilizer, and while the friendly staff is loading it into your car for you, browse the multitude of pansies or the tasty, local produce. A family-run business since 1968, Goffle Brook Farm and Garden Center not only sells seeds, ready-to-plant buds and superb garden supplies but also shares the knowledge of the best methods to begin a successful garden.

Fairfield Garden Center

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445 Route 46 West
Fairfield, NJ 07004

The hub of all things green, Fairfield Garden Center is a gardening super-emporium, with not only a multitude of plant, shrub and tree varieties, but also every garden and outdoor accessory imaginable. Not sure of an elegant way to mix your plants and shrubs? Ask their Landscaping Design department for their easy and reliable opinions or ideas. Fairfield Garden Center is also the experts when it comes to installing, maintaining and the proper care and upkeep of water gardens and ponds for your backyard. Attend one of Fairfield Garden Center’s free seminars or ask a staff member about how to start your new spring project!

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