Garden Olympics
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The Kerby's Nursery E-Newsletter
August 5, 2021
Yard Sale   |   Florida-Friendly Landscaping  |   New Arrivals
Garden Olympics
by Joey Bokor

I don't know if you've been enjoying the Olympics, with its variety of controversy, touching stories, and athletic competition. The girls have been super into gymnastics this year, having started the sport themselves. (There is currently a gymnastics bar and a balance beam in my living room - things I never thought would happen to my house before having kids). We always like watching the swimming, diving, and even some of the sports you don't usually get to see like water polo and beach volleyball. There are just so many talented athletes and it has been nice to see a different level of cooperation in the competitions this year.

But as I considered the amazing abilities of these Olympians, I started to think that maybe they don't have anything on us gardeners. Sure, you can swim 200 meters in world record time, but can you dig holes in the heat of summer? Can you weed a garden bed in 30 minutes? Can you dig an irrigation trench across a yard in 20 minutes flat? OK, given that many of these athletes are in prime physical condition, the answer is probably yes.

But that doesn't mean we should give up. We may not all run marathons or perform a perfect double twisting back triple layout, but we've got the garden to challenge us each day. It keeps our minds healthy and while it may not lead to an Olympic physique, it can keep us healthy and in better shape physically too. So, whatever your gold medal event is, get to it. I can't wait to see you on the podium.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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The Weekly Special
Yard Sale
It's August and it is hot, so why no have a dog days of summer yard sale. You'll find a variety of pottery, statues and other assorted garden accents on sale at a great price. There are also some multi-grafted citrus trees and a few other plants that are in need of a good home. Come in and check it out today.
Only applies to marked yard sale items.
Can't be combined with other discounts.
All sales final, no refunds, returns or warranties.

Florida Friendly Landscaping TM

It makes sense for all of us to do our part to conserve the precious resources that we have in our area. From reducing our water usage, to keeping our rivers, lakes and bays clean, there are small steps that we can all do to help and many of them start in our landscapes. Below are the principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping TM, created in part by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. And remember that homeowners can implement Florida Friendly Landscaping on their property, regardless of deed restrictions, so dig in and make your yard beautiful and Florida Friendly.

1. Right Plant, Right Place - Plants selected to suit a specific site will require minimal amounts of water, fertilizers and pesticides.

2. Water Efficiently - Irrigate only when your lawn needs water. Efficient watering is the key to a healthy yard and conservation of limited resources.

3. Fertilize Appropriately - Less is often best. Over-use of fertilizers can be hazardous to your yard and the environment.

4. Mulch - Maintain two to three inches of mulch to help retain soil moisture, prevent erosion and suppress weeds.

5. Attract Wildlife - Plants in your yard that provide food, water and shelter can conserve Florida's diverse wildlife.

6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly - Unwise use of pesticides can harm people, pets, beneficial organisms and the environment.

7. Recycle - Grass clippings, leaves and yard trimmings composted and recycled on site provide nutrients to the soil and reduce waste disposal.

8. Reduce Stormwater Runoff - Water running off your yard can carry pollutants, such as fertilizer, pesticides, soil and debris that can harm water quality. Reduction of this runoff will help prevent pollution.

9. Protect the Waterfront - Waterfront property, whether on a river, stream, pond, bay or beach, is very fragile and should be carefully protected to maintain freshwater and marine ecosystems.

For more information, follow the link below:
Why go Florida Friendly? The Nine Principles of FFL

New Arrivals
Popcorn Senna

Foliage Smells like Popcorn
10" Pot - $37
Red Maple Trees

Don't forget that we offer delivery and installation services.
15 Gallon - $149.99
Plant pictured is a mature planted tree.

Pitcher Plants

Carnivorous and Cool
3" Pot - $12.99

Send a living gift to your favorite plant person anywhere in the lower 48 states from the Kerby's online houseplant shop. New plants added every Thursday at noon.


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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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