Kerby's Nursery
Kerby's Nursery









Kerby's 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 813-685-3265.

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 areas.

What are your delivery fees?
Delivery fees are based on your zip code and start at $30. See our Kerby's Delivers 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 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 plant's water-needs.



2311 S. Parsons Avenue

Seffner, Florida 33584




Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5:30pm

Sunday, 11am - 4pm

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