Helpful Tips and Tools

Tip Sheets and Lists

We have assembled a group of lists, information sheets, and other ideas to help you have a beautiful garden!
Click the file name to begin download. Depending on the type of file, you may be prompted to save to a location on your computer, or the file may simply open in your browser.
Information about our 4 step lawn care and coupons to use on the 5,000 or 15,000 square foot packages.
As of: Jul 24, 2013
Plants that are not prone to being eaten by those adorable pests in your back yard.
A list of plants that do well in moist or slightly moist landscape areas.
Step by step instructions on how to plant both balled & burlapped and container plants. If you have more questions feel free to call us at (502) 454-4000
A bit of information on how to repel ticks from your yard with landscape plants.
Some information on the causes and prevention of the very common “Blossom-End Rot” disease that affects tomatoes and other vegetables.
A starter list of plants that are resistant to drought in our area.
A beginning list of plants that are native to Kentucky.
A short list of when to prune your shrubs. Call 502-454-4000 if you have questions!
How to take an accurate soil test. You can then take it to the county extension office to have your soil tested – address and contact info at the top of the sheet.

Mulch Calculator

Find out how much mulch you'll need and pick up or schedule a delivery

Enter the length and width for rectangular or square areas or the diameter of a circular area in feet and then select how deep you want the mulch and click Calculate to determine how much bark or soil you need.

Otte Guarantees

Customer Planted Guarantee

Frank Otte Nursery & Garden Center guarantees: trees, shrubs, and evergreens planted by our customers for a period of 30 days from date of purchase provided that the Otte Planting Instructions are followed. This is a 1 time replacement/guarantee. After 30 days we offer 1/2 price replacement on plant material purchased at regular retail pricing for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. We cannot be held reasponible for losses due to extreme weather, soil conditions, or delayed planting. Plants damaged by animals, insects, natural disasters other obvious causes, such as snow plows or string trimmers are also void of guarantee.

Simply return dead plant along with original receipt to the store where purchased and we will issue a store credit for 100% of the price you paid which is redeemable for other plant material.

Credit will not be issued without dead plant and receipt. Guarantee applies only to original plant purchased and does not cover sale and clearance plants. Guarantee also does not cover roses, annuals, and tropicals.

Otte Planted Guarantee

Frank Otte Nursery & Garden Center guarantees: trees, shrubs, and evergreens planted by us for 1 full year from date of purchase provided reasonable attention and care were given to plants. Guarantee provides a one time replacement for each plant installed. Guarantee does not cover extreme acts of Mother Nature including excessive ice, wind, fire and more.

Local Delivery

We delivery to the following zip codes:

  • 40014
  • 40018
  • 40022
  • 40023
  • 40026
  • 40027
  • 40031
  • 40047
  • 40059
  • 40067
  • 40118
  • 40201
  • 40202
  • 40203
  • 40204
  • 40205
  • 40206
  • 40207
  • 40208
  • 40209
  • 40210
  • 40211
  • 40212
  • 40213
  • 40214
  • 40215
  • 40216
  • 40217
  • 40218
  • 40219
  • 40220
  • 40222
  • 40223
  • 40228
  • 40229
  • 40232
  • 40233
  • 40241
  • 40242
  • 40243
  • 40245
  • 40247
  • 40251
  • 40252
  • 40253
  • 40255
  • 40257
  • 40258
  • 40259
  • 40261
  • 40265
  • 40269
  • 40272
  • 40291
  • 40299
  • 47111
  • 47119
  • 47122
  • 47124
  • 47126
  • 47129
  • 47130
  • 47135
  • 47136

Monthly Checklist

Monthly Garden Checklists for Louisville Area Gardeners

There is always something you can do in your garden. Use our monthly checklists to plan your year-round gardening.

Employment Application

Would you like to work with us?

Want to join our (super fun and exciting) team?  Print off the PDF below, fill it out, bring it in, and ask for Jeremy or Kyle!  Most positions are seasonal.

Helpful Links

Here is a list of links to help you with all of your gardening needs.

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