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


  • Prune Camellias after blooming is complete.
  • Fertilize Camellias with ferti-lome Azalea, Camellia, Rhododendron Food.
  • Fertilize houseplants and repot as necessary.
  • Early March apply pre-emergent herbicide to lawn. Read label for instructions on application.
  • Excellent time for any extreme pruning on overgrown shrubs.
  • Finish pruning shrubs except spring bloomers like azaleas.
  • Plant container grown trees and shrubs.
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs as needed with ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Food.
  • Begin fertilization of annuals with ferti-lome Bedding Plant Food and continue through summer at 4-6 week intervals.
  • Do not begin fertilizing lawn until after mid March. Lawn should be greened up for at least 2-3 weeks before beginning to fertilize.
  • Fertilize centipede lawns with ferti-lome Centipede Lawn Food.
  • Begin monthly feeding of roses with ferti-lome Rose and Flower Food.
  • As roses begin to leaf out start spraying every 10-14 days with ferti-lome Liquid Systemic Fungicide. Read label for instructions on application.
  • Feed the birds.
  • Plant container grown trees and shrubs.

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.