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Home & Garden
home : features : home & garden
May 16, 2022


1/27/2022 2:18:00 PM
Garden Monthly Checklist For February
UF Resources For Gardeners

UF/IFAS Publications (EDIS) http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/

Florida-Friendly Landscaping http://fyn.ifas.ufl.edu/

Solutions For Your Life http://solutionsforyourlife.com

Gardening in a Minute Radio Program http://gardeninginaminute.com

Florida Master Gardener Program http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/mastergardener/

Living Green http://livinggreen.ifas.ufl.edu/



WHAT TO PLANT
Annuals/Bedding plants: Good performers in South Florida’s mild winter include impatiens, verbena, dianthus, strawflower, and lobelia.
Bulbs: Many bulbs can be planted now. Divide large, crowded clumps. Provide adequate water for establishment. Some examples include Amazon lily, crinum, and agapanthus.
Groundcovers: Consider replacing areas of grass with drought-tolerant, low-maintenance groundcovers.
Vegetables: Winter vegetable gardening is in full swing. Last month to plant cantaloupes, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, peppers, spinach, and tomatoes for a late spring harvest. Protect crops in the unlikely event of a frost or freeze.
WHAT TO DO
Lawns: Fertilize lawn grasses to improve color or coverage. Choose a fertilizer (not a “weed and feed”) with no or very little phosphorus unless a soil test indicates the need for it. A fertilizer with controlled-release nitrogen provides longer-lasting results.
Apply a pre-emergence weed killer (not a “weed and feed”) to lawns late this month to prevent germination of warm-season weed seeds. Apply when temperatures rise to 65°F for 4–5 days. Timing is important for good control.
Roses: Prune roses this month to remove damaged canes and improve the overall form. After pruning, fertilize and apply a fresh layer of mulch. Blooming will begin 8–9 weeks after pruning.
Shrubs and palms: Fertilize shrubs and palms by spreading fertilizer evenly over the soil surface and watering it in. Follow with a fresh layer of mulch to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. Delay pruning any cold-damaged branches until new growth starts.
 Avocados and mangos: Disease-susceptible varieties of avocado and mango may require applications of copper fungicide.
Citrus: Fertilize now if not done in January. Frequency and amount of fertilization depend on the age of the tree.

* Information courtesy of the University of Florida IFAS Extension: www.edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep452





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