• GARDEN CENTER HOURS: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 8 pm, Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

New Albany Garden Center

New Albany Garden Center

5211 Johnstown Road New Albany, OH 43054 | p: 614-917-1020 | f: 614-917-1023
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Thank You Sale Time!

No one beats the values at Oakland Nursery during our Thank You Sale, which runs through July 31st. Everything in the store is AT LEAST 20% off, and some are 33, 50 or even 66% off the regular price! And fresh shipments of plants in season arrive each week!

Come in and get the last of your veggie plants, a fresh hanging basket, or touch up the patio with a planter, new ceramic pot or a fountain. Start replanting that neglected landscape bed, by selecting trees and shrubs from a truly enormous nursery selection. Potted trees are 20% off, shrubs are 20% off, and Balled and Burlap larger trees are…20% off!

Finally, top it all off with expert advice from a local business that has been helping Columbus garden for 81 years. That’s why Oakland Nursery New Albany is the place for “Values that Grow!”

Pottery, Statues And Fountains, Oh My!

At first thought, they don’t seem like they should be in the garden. They can be heavy, hard to set up, or too much trouble to get in the car.

But nothing could be further from the truth. The thoughtful selection of a pot or urn can focus a boring spot in the garden into a great nook. A selection of colorful, planted ceramic pots can help make an outdoor living space into a lush tropical paradise. A statue or fountain and bring focus and soft splash to the garden and make it magical.

And it can be very affordable, especially now during the Thank You Sale at Oakland Nursery. Save 20% on all outdoor ceramic pottery, and 20% on all statuary, fountains and accents. So go on, get creative, and make a little magic in the garden.

The First Critical Year

The purchase of a new plant is a big event for the homeowner and the plant itself. For the homeowner is an investment in their home, landscape and environment. For the plant, it becomes a part of the complex web of the natural world. But in Central Ohio’s heavy clay soil and crazy weather springs, it can be a challenge to get that plant to establish and thrive.

With the exception of sudden insect or disease infestation, the key to plant health is healthy roots. Time spent preparing the soil, planting hole and root ball is a tremendous help in helping that plant survive and thrive that first critical year after planting. In that time, the plant gets used to its soil conditions, and grows the necessary roots into native soil. Learning how much the soil does or does not hold moisture will tell you how often and how much water to provide this plant. Push your fingers into the soil around the root ball periodically to learn how fast the plant uses water. You will be surprised how different soil moisture around plants are around your yard!

For vegetables, flowers, and herbaceous perennials, watch for low spots that gather puddles. In vegetable gardens, cultivate low trenches between rows for water to gather. This helps the soil around the plant to dry quicker. Incorporate organic material whenever possible to build the soil fertility and structure. This is the #1 best thing you can do for successful gardening!

When planting trees and shrubs, dig a hole twice as big as the root ball, mix in 25% shredded pine bark and the recommended amount of Fertilome Root Stimulator or Espoma Biotone root stimulator. Plant trees and shrubs with the root ball ½ to 1 inch above the grade. Mulch as usual with 1 to 2 inches of mulch.

For established plants showing moisture stress, pull back the mulch from around the plant, to allow the soil moisture to evaporate off quicker, and lightly cultivate the top inch of soil to promote drying. Be on the lookout for any overflowing gutters, plugged drains or low spots that gather and retain water.

About Our Garden Center

Welcome to Oakland Nursery of New Albany, serving the landscape and home gardening needs of the Northeast Columbus area. Our proud, locally owned company celebrates 81 years in business this year, providing the largest selection of gardening plants and products, and quality services in Columbus. Along with that selection is the buying power to bring the great prices and quality that support our business motto of “Values That Grow.”

Oakland’s newest garden center at the intersection of U.S. 62 and Thompson Road in New Albany encompasses over 7 expansive acres of garden center and nursery space, giving plenty of room for customers to browse our huge selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, statuary and home and landscape accessories.

Our garden center includes a large greenhouse for indoor shopping of tropical houseplants, and a custom potting area in for truly unique potting solutions for your containers. The garden center houses a beautiful indoor space full of seeds, tools, wild bird supplies, fertilizers, chemicals, accessories, and an attached gift shop with beautiful home décor.

While our store may be unique, we continue Oakland Nurseries commitment to quality products excellent service and expert advice on all your gardening needs. Hope to see you soon!

Oakland INSIDE & OUT Garden & Gifts Specialty Store

5211-B Johnstown Road New Albany, OH 43054 | p: 614-573-8648

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Summer Business Hours

Monday – Saturday 9am - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm
July 4th 9am - 1pm


Gardening To-Do’s for June and July

Beside the usual, here are a few tasks to add to the gardening work list:

  • Fertilize roses after first bloom, and watch for insects and disease.
  • Thin fruit trees with heavy fruit set.
  • Turn the compost pile.
  • Side dress plants with compost or fish emulsion for mid season feeding.
  • Keep staking tomatoes as they grow. Pinch suckers.
  • Shear back thinning annuals by a third to rejuvenate.
  • Divide iris, pinch mums and asters back to bush up.
  • Get ready to dig garlic and onions.
  • Stop harvesting Asparagus and Rhubarb so they build up reserves for next year.
  • Prune evergreens as new growth matures.
  • Take softwood cutting for propagation as new growth matures.
  • Watch for leaf scorch on houseplants brought outside and on variegated plants in full sun.
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