Easy to follow tips, videos and instruction sheets on a variety of gardening subjects based on 40+ years of experience.

We're Here to Help

Through help from our staff, tip sheets, videos, monthly calendars and our plant, bug and weed finder module, plus 40 years of experiencewe can ensure you the right information for your NE Ohio landscape.  Explore below all of the ways we are here to help YOU!

The Right Staff

Dayton Nursery is owned and operated by Tom Dayton with an extended family of over 15 full-time employees plus 10-20 additional part-time seasonal employees who are dedicated to giving you the best service and timely advice.  Many of our full-time employees are certified by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association.

We invite you to visit our Norton location to discover for yourself what the Dayton Nursery experience is all about!

The Right Information

Our garden tip pages and videos are written and produced with you in mind.  The easy to follow instructions are based on 40+ years of experience from the owner plus staff input.

Our Plant, Bug & Weed Finder, The Perfect Plant®, is an interactive module that categorizes information into an easy to find, searchable interface.  The time and effort searching for plants and pest information is reduced with this handy tool!

Check it out now!

Plant Finder

Search by type, sunlight, height/spread, foliage color, bloom time and various other attributes.

Then create your very own Garden Wishlist™ to download.

Weed Finder

Search by type, growth habit, bloom color, leaf shape, seed head spikes and various other attributes.

Then create your very own My Weeds List to download.

Bug Finder

What's bugging you?  Search for a specific bug to not only find information but control options as well.

Then create your very own My Bug List to download.


Watch and learn as the experts from Dayton’s show you how to plant, grow and care for various plant groups. Plus, get a sneak peek on new projects and a look back on seasonal events and adventures at the nursery.

Please check back often for new videos!

 If you have any suggestions on topics for future videos, please contact us.


Product Knowledge

We have compiled a list of the best of the best when it comes to fertilizing, soil supplements, inssect, disease control and more.  Click on a link below to get started.

Monthly To-Do Calendar

Day by day and month by month, read about what to do and when in the lawn and garden….

The information in the calendar is optimized for gardens in NE Ohio.



Download March 2019 Calendar Page

March 1 - Start peppers from seed

March 2 - Spread manure and/or compost on garden when ground is frozen

March 3 - Watch for Eastern bluebird return

March 5 - Take a soil test in your lawn and/or garden

March 6 - Order locally grown bare root fruit trees from Dayton's

March 7 - Over-seed your lawn when ground is frozen without snow

March 8 - Apply dormant oil to trees and shrubs when above freezing for 24 hours

March 9 - Trim back heathers (calluna) to shape

March 10 - Rake out any evidence of snow mold on your lawn

March 14 - Transplant trees and shrubs now except for dogwood, magnolia and fragrant viburnum

March 15 - Apply lime to lawn or garden if necessary

March 16 - Cut out all dead wood from roses and trim to shape

March 17 - Remove straw from strawberries

March 18 - Start dahlia, begonia tubers and cannas indoors for planting in May

March 22 - Trim type "C" Clematis to the ground

March 23 - Remove tree guards and wind screens

March 24 - Check out Dayton's weekly blogs for more gardening information

March 25 - Plant onion sets, peas, lettuce and seed potatoes

March 26 - Plant bare root conifers, trees, shrubs and fruits if weather allows

March 28 - Fertilize blueberries with Holly-tone

March 29 - Cut back ornamental grasses and dead tops of perennials such as mums

March 30 - Fertilize small fruits, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries

March 31 - Plant pansies and violas for cool weather flowers