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Home & Garden
home : features : home & garden
April 25, 2019


4/19/2019 2:18:00 PM
Garden Monthly Checklist
Sweet Potato Vine
Sweet Potato Vine
Cannas
Cannas
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: Plants that can take summer heat include coleus, salvia, torenia, wax begonia, and ornamental pepper. 

Bulbs: Some lilies do better when their roots are crowded. Try planting Amazon, Aztec, and Clivia lilies in containers to increase blooming.

Herbs: Plant heat-loving herbs, including basil, Mexican tarragon, ginger, cumin, summer savory, and rosemary. 

Vegetables: Sweet potatoes, boniato, hot peppers, and tropical “spinach” such as Sisso, Malabar, and New Zealand can be planted now. 

WHAT TO DO

Pests: Watch for thrips, scale, and mites on ornamental plants because they become more active in warm weather. 

Gardenias and ixora: Distinguish between the normal yellowing of older leaves and the yellowing of new growth, which usually indicates a micronutrient deficiency. 

Oleanders: Inspect chewed or ragged leaves for oleander caterpillars at work. 

Lawns: Watch for damage from chinch bugs in St. Augustine grass and begin scouting for newly hatched mole crickets in bahia grass lawns. 

Tomatoes: Watch for pests, disease, and nutritional disorders on tomato plants. 

Trees: Prepare for hurricane season by checking trees for damaged or weak branches and prune if needed. Hire an ISA-certified arborist. 

Lawns: Prevent or minimize disease by following proper cultural practices when caring for lawns.

What to Do Every Month

Adjust irrigation based on rainfall

Deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms

Monitor the garden for insects and disease

Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials and water until established

Mow lawns at recommended heights:

St. Augustine & Bahia: 3-4”

Centipede: 1.5-2.0”

Dwarf St. Augustine: 2.5”

Zoysiagrass: 2-2.5”

 

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







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