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 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!
Search by type, sunlight, height/spread, foliage color, bloom time and various other attributes.
Then create your very own Garden Wishlist™ to download.
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.
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.
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 21 - Cut all dead wood out of roses and trim to shape
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