NeSmith Nursery Garden Almanac

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The gardening tips and advice offered by NeSmith Nursery on this page are to help you be successful in your gardening and landscape adventures. We hope these prove to be beneficial to you.

Monthly Gardening Advice


  • Pinch back your chrysanthemums for a fuller plant with more blooms.
  • After crape myrtles bloom cut of tip of branch just below the faded blooms and they will bloom again.
  • Trim all the dead flowers off your perennials.
  • You can still prune your formal hedges to keep them shaped as you like.
  • Keep herbs trimmed and fertilized.
  • Fertilize any broadleaf evergreens that have not been fertilized.
  • Watch for insect problems. Especially pay attention to Crape Myrtles and Gardenia.
  • Watch for insect damage on your lawn. Spittle bugs are now a problem on Centipede lawns and chinch bugs in St. Augustine.
  • Great time to plant grass seeds especially centipede. Also sod will root in very quickly now.
  • Continue spraying roses with ferti-lome Liquid Systemic Fungicide every 10-14 days. Read label for instructions on application.
  • Continue monthly feeding of roses with ferti-lome Rose and Flower Food.
  • Finish trimming your azaleas this month.
  • Treat fire ant mounds with Ferti-lome Come and Get It Fire Ant Killer.
  • Feed the birds.
  • Plant container grown trees and shrubs. Pay closer attention to watering needs.
  • Continue your fertilization of annuals with ferti-lome Bedding Plant Food at 4-6 week intervals.
  • Add SoilMoist to pots. It is a great product that will absorb water and release it as needed.

Come and enjoy a few minutes or a few hours at either of the NeSmith Nursery locations. We guarantee it to be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.