Hillside Nurseries

(508) 528-0038 ext. 106
www.hillsidenurseries.com

Services Provided
Landscape design.
Build services.
Hard scape services: Walkways, Patios, New England Fieldstone Walls, fire-pits, cobblestone aprons and more.
Softscape services: We are plant geeks and have a garden center that carries heavy grade plant materials.

Areas Served
Massachusetts: Our normal work range is in metro west but we do travel outside our normal territory too. We have done work in southern NH, Cape and RI.

Business Description
Start planning that landscape project with Hillside Nurseries! We are a retail (brick & mortar) 3 generation family business that also provides landscape & hard-scape design/build service. We are currently booking work for the upcoming 2014 spring season. We offer our services for those who want to tackle a large job and/or clients that want to plan a large project but want to space it out over time. (We do not discriminate against small projects)

Expert knowledge and/or a sound landscape plan is one of the critical components to deliver an outdoor room from concept to reality.

We offer masonry services: Fire pits, bluestone patios, cobblestone aprons, steps/stairs, paver walks or patio and more!

Fully insured. Our normal work range is the metro-west region but we do travel outside this area too. We have done projects on the north shore, the cape, southern NH & RI. So give us a call the initial meet & greet is free!
Location:
Franklin, MA US 
Contact:
Marc Depoto 
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Address:
823 Washington street
Franklin, MA 02038 
Fax:
(508) 528-3254 
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Most to all of our patio projects are dry lay. The base materials is made up of mostly of 3/4" dense grade and a thin layer of stone dust that beds down the stone. (FYI: depending on the paver or stone we install the build process and materials may differ.) Determining the thickness of the base materials can vary site to site based on many factors outside than just say the soil type we excavate. Walls and other structures we build in conjunction to the patio work requires different build approaches. We tend to dig deeper if we hit clay like soils. We engineer each job differently but if I were to paint this with a broad brush, we minimally excavate 8-12" for patios. That said, this summer we had to excavate 3+ feet for a patio.

What I always tell clients; "Much of what you're paying for will not visible once complete." You really need to prepare the ground properly and make a good foundation for all hardscape projects in cold climates like we have here in the northeast.

They can be set in "wet" with cement but they would be set on a sub-decking (concrete pad) and jointed.......This would be super expensive build......depends on the client. Your basically setting 2 patios and they you still have to joint it......very labor intensive.

For the record, the patio pictured is not slate. It is natural cleft bluestone that is multi-color/full color.
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I love when I can convince a client to embrace a patio space/design with strong rectilinear lines. This looks great! Very nice indeed.
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Thanks for the kind words
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I love when I can convince a client to embrace a patio space/design with strong rectilinear lines. This looks great! Very nice indeed.
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I go with service berry. Nice contained tree. Definitely not Japanese Maple
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I love when I can convince a client to embrace a patio space/design with strong rectilinear lines. This looks great! Very nice indeed.
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I love when I can convince a client to embrace a patio space/design with strong rectilinear lines. This looks great! Very nice indeed.
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I love when I can convince a client to embrace a patio space/design with strong rectilinear lines. This looks great! Very nice indeed.
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If you are referring to the wood posts framing the bamboo, it is most likely a Cabot Stain called Bark which is a solid stain.
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Hi, if you want to fiber optics light, pls. feel free to contact us: halance05@163.com
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How many years or hours do you expect our of those fiber optic lights? I want to employee some in a stonewall but hesitant on how long they will last.
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Amelanchier canadensis aka Serviceberry. Lovely little trees that will develop a nice rounded canopy. They are an early flowering tree that coincides with many magnolia and daffodils. Thanks for asking!
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Review by Patricia Digan:

Hillside Nurseries resurrected an area in my backyard where rocks inhibited growth of plants. This area was truly an eyesore. Hillside took away the rocks and...
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If you are interested in transforming your yard into a space you love be sure to call Marc DePoto from Hillside Nurseries. Marc will listen to your ideas and of...
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Marc and his crew did a phenomenal job designing and implementing a beautiful plan for our backyard. He worked with us every step of the way – listened to our n...
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Marc and the Hillside Nurseries Landscape Design team exceeded our expectations from initial consultation to completion of our project. Marc listened to our ...
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Marc and his crew were fabulous on this project, from start to finish. Marc took time to meet with us on the initial plan, offering valuable advice based on hi...
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