Setting a New Standard for Plant-First

Landscaping Companies in Wayland, MA, and the Surrounding Area

Landscaping Services From Certified Professionals, Prioritizing Healthy Plants and Client Satisfaction

Your outdoor space is part of your home and should reflect your love of nature, gardening interests, and favorite outdoor activities. Part of that customization process includes choosing plants that meet your green thumb where it’s at and contribute to the atmosphere you’re trying to create in your yard.

At Merrifield Garden & Design, we specialize in designing and installing fine gardens and outdoor living areas with a plant-first approach in Wayland, Massachusetts, and throughout the area. This includes the careful selection and thoughtful planting of trees, shrubs, flowers, and more to enhance the aesthetic of your home, supported by the maintenance services that keep your garden looking its best throughout the year. Among regional landscaping companies, we’re the one for people who love plants and want a thriving garden.

A planting bed filled with spring flowering bulbs on a Wellesley, Massachusetts property maintained by Merrifield Garden and Design.

Our team of certified horticulturists, arborists, landscape designers, and other outdoor specialists provide garden consultations and renovations, container gardening, hand pruning and other tree and shrub services, native landscaping, and pollinator gardens. Our landscape design and installation crew works with trusted contractors to include a variety of hardscaping features, like retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, and so much more, in your outdoor space.

Throughout your project, your needs come first. We keep you as involved as you’d like to be, incorporating your feedback, keeping you updated on our progress, and answering any questions you have. Whether it’s a one-time enhancement or a long-term project built in phases, we care about your investment and focus on the fine details that truly set it apart. We teach you about your new plants and features, so you can make informed decisions on how to proceed and how to ensure your landscape lasts.

Fill out our contact form to get started. We respond to all messages within 24 business hours.

Why Choose Merrifield Garden & Design

Our highly-educated, experienced team of gardeners focuses on healthy plants and how they’ll continue to enhance your property over the years. We pay attention to the fine details of your landscape to ensure you’re thrilled with the results of our work. This is how we stand out among landscaping companies in the Boston metro west area

Plant-First Mentality and Expertise 

Among landscaping companies, we’re the one for people who want serious gardens. We’re looking at the traffic flow on your property, how you intend to use your outdoor space, and the existing features and aesthetics of your home and landscape. From there, we suggest plants that support that aesthetic and your lifestyle goals. Our gardeners are led by a team of expert plant people, and we take care to put healthy plants in the ground and show you how to maintain them for years to come.

Proven Process

Throughout our process, we look to the future to allow your landscape to develop in phases as time and your budget allow, with a long-term plan that starts by hand-selecting the right plants for the right place, considering soil health and sustainability, and teaching you how to nurture a healthy, thriving landscape.

Client Focus

Talk to us about plants! We’re happy to answer any questions you have about plant selection and care, and we keep you involved in the project to ensure you’re getting the garden you want—and the best value for your investment. We can finish your project in one installment or work in phases via a longer-term relationship to better suit your needs, budget, and timeline.

Get to Know Us

In 2004, Katie Merrifield started a small garden maintenance and planting business driven by a love of the outdoors and a passion for plants. Over the last two decades, that business steadily grew into one of the area’s top landscaping companies—the Merrifield Garden & Design you know today. Our landscape designers, horticulturists, arborists, and other plant specialists are passionate about creating beautiful spaces that are custom designed to meet our client’s lifestyles and wishes, and we take exceptional care with every project. Visit our About page to learn more about our entire team.

Our Clients Appreciate Our In-Depth Horticulture Knowledge—and Willingness to Share It

It’s a joy to create beautiful landscapes, but it’s even better when our clients love them. They can tell you what it’s like to work with us on projects of all shapes and sizes.

What It Looks Like to Have the Right Plants in the Right Place

Every property is different, and your outdoor goals and lifestyle preferences will impact the way your garden grows. We take all of that into consideration when we design, install, and care for your landscape, and the results speak for themselves. Take a closer look. 

Fine Gardening and Enhancements

The majority of our maintenance clients hire a lawn company to perform bulk clean up work and lawn mowing, while we maintain the garden beds and handle their planting and pruning needs.

Design and Installation

A small collection of both our design and installation projects, in various phases of installation. Quality is always our focus – we hand select all of our plants and collaborate with a small group of vetted contractors, each specializing in their own niche service line.

Our People and Process

We’re incredibly proud of our team! Below are a few photos showing them at work.

Thoughtful Outdoor Services for Home and Business Owners

Our services are centered around plants, fine details, and client satisfaction. We bring tired landscapes back to life with plantings carefully chosen for your lifestyle and preferences, along with seasonal enhancements, outdoor living installations, and more. Take a closer look at the services we offer for residential and commercial property owners:

Landscape Design

Our design process is fun and collaborative. From garden renovations to brand new plantings, we want to know what you love and how you use your outdoor space. If you’re looking for advice, our garden consultations can get your DIY project off on the right foot. Visit our Landscape Design page to learn more. 

 

Landscape Installation

From seasonal enhancements and mulch to container gardening, sod installation, ponds and other water features, and more, our installation crew works efficiently to meet the estimated timeline and demonstrates the utmost respect for your property. We provide regular updates so you always know what’s happening with your project. Visit our Landscape Installation page to learn more.

Outdoor Living

We work with trusted contractors to bring your outdoor living space to life with outdoor kitchens and built-in grills, fire pits and fireplaces, patios, and more. 

Landscape Maintenance

Our maintenance crew pays attention to the fine details and plant healthcare that keep a landscape at its best. With a certified arborist and certified horticulturists on our team, we offer hand pruning, seasonal cleanup, weeding, edging, garden maintenance, and more. Visit our Landscape Maintenance page to learn more. 

Sustainable Landscaping

Achieve lasting beauty and nurture the environment with sustainable solutions. We offer native planting and pollinator gardens and can help you reduce water usage, protect the soil, and promote healthy plants.

Commercial Services

We’re proud to partner with commercial property owners and managers to provide landscape design, installation, maintenance, and sustainable landscaping.

Proven Processes for Exceptional Results

Your experience with us depends on the type of project you want. Here’s what to expect:

Design & Installation Process 

Step 1: Get in Touch

Fill out our contact form or give us a call. We’ll return your message within 24 business hours.

Step 2: Schedule Your Consultation

We’ll discuss your wishes, budget, and timeline to be sure we’re a good fit for you. If so, we’ll schedule your free 30-minute consultation to talk about a detailed creative estimate or landscape design options, depending on your project. Fees for a detailed creative estimate range from $150-800; fees for a landscape design range from $900-7500.

Step 3: On-Site Visit

We’ll spend up to 30 minutes with you at your property, talking about your ideas and goals. From there, we can advise you on the best way to approach your project. We’ll come up with a plan for developing a creative estimate or a landscape design and collect payment for the option you choose. You’ll receive your creative estimate within two weeks or a landscape design within four to eight weeks.

Step 4: Creative Estimate Presentation

You’ll receive your creative estimate by email, complete with expert suggestions for your consideration and the details about the cost of the project. You can make revisions prior to approving the estimate.

Step 5: Proposal Approval + Plant & Material Selection

When you’re ready to sign and get started on your installation, we’ll collect a 50% deposit and get you on the calendar. We’ll begin hand selecting plants and materials from a number of local garden centers and nurseries, and we’ll go to great lengths to find the perfect plant for your property. We’ll be sure all areas on your property are “dig safe”, we’ll meet with any trade partners involved in your project, and coordinate and schedule your project with everyone involved. You’ll receive regular email updates each week, so you know where we are with your project preparation, and two weeks before your start date, we’ll confirm all the details about who will be on your property and when.

Step 6: Installation and Work

On installation day, we’ll introduce you to your crew leader and start the work. Your designer and our Operations Manager will continue to be your primary points of contact throughout the installation to be sure everything is going forward as discussed, and if you have any concerns, let them know!

Step 7: Final Walkthrough + Ongoing Maintenance

When the project is complete, we’ll go through your property with you and let you know how to prune, water, and take care of your new landscape. We’ll collect the final payment and also discuss any warranties, options for ongoing maintenance, and the possible next phases of your landscape project!

Maintenance and Seasonal Enhancements Process

Step 1: Get in Touch

Fill out our contact form or give us a call. We’ll return your message within 24 business hours.

Step 2: Schedule Your First Time Meeting

We’ll discuss your garden maintenance and seasonal enhancement needs to be sure we’re a good fit for you, with upfront information on budget and timeline. If we seem like a good fit, we’ll schedule your 30-minute garden assessment to talk about your priorities, the opportunities and challenges we see in your gardens, maintenance schedules, and enhancement options.

Step 3: On-Site Visit

We’ll spend up to 30 minutes with you at your property to better get to know you and your budget. From there, we can advise you on the best way to approach your garden maintenance, collaborating with and complementing the work of any other landscaping providers and ensuring you can maximize the time you spend enjoying your garden. 

 

Step 4: Maintenance Proposal Presentation

We’ll email you a maintenance proposal, including a budget range, suggested schedule, and a list of priorities as discussed during the in-person garden assessment. Because we don’t work on fixed contracts, we have the flexibility to adjust as needed. Gardens and homeowners have different needs at different times of the year. You’ll receive an invoice after work is complete.

Step 5: Proposal Approval + Agreement

When you’re ready to get started, we’ll work together to determine the best time to begin your routine garden maintenance services and seasonal enhancement projects. You’ll receive regular email updates, and we invite you to reach out at any time to let us know what you want us to prioritize on our next visit.

 

Step 6: First Visit by Our Skilled Team

We’ll introduce you to your crew leader and start the work. Your designer and our Operations Manager will continue to be your primary points of contact throughout the installation to be sure everything is going forward as discussed, and if you have any concerns, let them know!

Step 7: Final Walkthrough + Ongoing Maintenance

When the project is complete, we’ll go through your property with you and let you know how to prune, water, and take care of your new landscape. We’ll collect the final payment and also discuss any warranties, options for ongoing maintenance, and the possible next phases of your landscape project!

One of the Premier Garden and Landscaping Companies Serving Wayland, MA, and Nearby Communities

Our work takes us all over the Boston metro west area. If you’re looking for gardening services, landscape maintenance, and outdoor living design and installation from certified arborists, certified horticulturists, and other outdoor specialists in these communities, we can help. Take a look at our service area and contact us today.

Build Your Career and Expand Your Skills With a Team of Knowledgeable Plant People

If you’re a dedicated, detail-oriented team player with a passion for creating and maintaining personalized gardens and outdoor spaces, we’d love to hear from you. Our employees receive competitive pay and benefits, ongoing training and education, and opportunities to advance within the company. Take a look at our available positions and apply today via our online application form.

A backyard garden design and installation on this expansive Wayland, Massachusetts property

Contact Us for a Better, More Beautiful Garden

Merrifield Garden & Design is ready with expert recommendations based on your property needs and outdoor goals, and we’ll work closely with you and any other lawn and landscaping companies you work with to help you achieve beautiful, cohesive results. Call us or fill out our contact form today.

Yard Location:
North Natick, MA

Office & Mailing Address:
Merrifield Garden and Design
25 Main Street, Suite 9
Wayland, MA 01778
617-913-0628
info@merrifieldgardendesign.com