Topeka nursery closing provides room to grow for local landscape company

Published: Feb. 4, 2019 at 10:35 PM CST
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Healthy growth has a local landscape company putting down roots in a new location, but it also means the end of an era for another.

Schendel Lawn and Landscape announced Monday that it will move its Topeka operations and administrative offices to the former Blackburn Nursery location, 4100 SW 40th St.

Blackburn had been in business in Topeka for more than 80 years. They had already closed for the winter, but it appears they will not re-open this spring. Crews already have begun renovation work on the buildings in preparation for Schendel's move.

Schendel says it has grown 50 percent since moving to their current location at SW 6th and Fairlawn.

“This new location will give us the space we need to continue providing outstanding service to our customers. We’ll have more space to meet with customers while also showcasing the different materials available for landscaping projects,” says Brent Boles, managing partner with Schendel Lawn and Landscape. “It will provide plenty of room for our equipment, plants, and materials, and will also allow for future growth."

Schendel only purchased the Blackburn buildings and land, not their business operations. The company will not offer retail sales like Blackburn did.

Schendel expects to move to its new location this summer. Their property at SW 6th and Fairlawn is up for sale.