Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions. If you have a specific
question or would like more information, stop in and see us or call us at
What are your hours of operations?
We are currently open Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm and Sunday, 11am - 4pm.
What holidays are you closed for?
We are open every day of the year, except for Easter, Thanksgiving,
Christmas Day, December 26th and New Years Day. On other holidays, such as
MLK Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, the day prior to Thanksgiving and
Christmas Eve, we will typically be open until 12:00.
Are you ever closed due to weather?
We try our best to stay open, even in poor weather. If for some reason,
extremely hazardous weather is in our area (such as heavy thunderstorms,
tornado watches, or tropical weather) we may close early, due to the lack of
protected areas at the nursery. This is for the safety of our staff and our
customers. If hazardous weather is in our area, please call to confirm that
we are open at 813-685-3265.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and debit cards. We
also accept in-state checks, with a valid drivers' license.
Do you have a restroom on the premises?
Yes. We have a clean restroom for public use.
Do you take special orders?
Yes. If we do not have a plant you are looking for, we will make every
attempt within reason to locate the plant for you. If it is a plant from a
vendor whose products we normally carry, we should be able to determine the
availability quickly. Sometimes, we may not be able to take special orders,
e.g. if they are for products that are unavailable in our area, or for
products which would require a minimum shipment to obtain a single item. If
you are having trouble locating a particular item, talk with one of our
knowledgeable staff, they may be able to help you find an alternative
that is readily available.
Do you offer delivery?
We offer local delivery within Hillsborough County and to portions of Pasco,
Pinellas, and Polk counties for any of our products. Due to restrictions and
regulations on shipping, we do not offer shipping or delivery beyond these
What are your delivery fees?
Delivery fees are based on your zip code and start at $30. See our
page for more information.
Do you offer installation services?
We proudly offer our Professional Installation Services for all of our plant
material. Every installation includes Kerby's Planting Soil, a bag of
Kerby's 8-4-8 fertilizer, staking when necessary, root-stimulator for trees
and palms and hands-on instructions for the care of your new plants. There
is a minimum planting fee of $75.
Do you offer landscape design services?
Whether you need a small landscape makeover or a large overhaul, Kerby's has a service for you. Click for details on Kerby's
Landscape Design Services and let Kerby's make your home amazing. Services are by
appointment, so call the nursery at 813-685-3265 to schedule a time.
Do you have planting instructions?
We sure do and you can get a copy
here. The single-most common mistake we see is plants being planted too low
in the ground.
Always plant level with the surrounding soil, and make sure to account for
mulch as well.
How often should I water my plants?
All plants will have different watering requirements, but there are a few
rules of thumb to follow. Our typical recommendation is to water daily for
the first month, every other day for the second month, and twice per week in
the third month. Thereafter, most plants can be considered established and
will thrive on one good soaking per week. Always water in the morning, and
never water if a plant is already over-saturated. These are general rules,
and many plants may have different watering needs. Call or come in and talk
to one of our staff if you have a specific question about a