Gardening Tips

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January/February

  • Prunes trees, roses and shrubbery
  • Mow liriope or monkey grass for new growth to emerge
  • Lime lawns, except centipede at rate of 40 lbs per square feet
  • Late February apply pre-emergent or crab grass preventor to lawns
  • Fertilize fescue lawns
  • Clean out dead perennials
March/April

  • Before mid month, apply ppre-emergent or crab grass preventor to lawns
  • Late April plant annuals for summer color
  • Last application for fertilizer on fescue lawns until fall
  • Fertilize Azaleas after they finish blooming
  • Prune any shrubbery that blooms in the Spring, inlcuding azaleas
  • Re-pot and fertilize house plants
May/June

  • Continue to plant annuals
  • Plant vegetable garden
  • fertilize warn season grass like bermuda or zoysia
  • Lawns should receive 1 inch of water per week
  • Re-mulch existing beds with 2 inches of pine straw
  • Aereate bermuda or zoysia every 2 years
  • Watch for insect pests and diseases during growth season and treat with chemicals recommended by horticulturist
July/August

  • Fertilize bermudu or zoysia lawns with high nitrogen fertilizer, Water in.
  • Fertilize annuals and perennials
  • Spray weeds in pinestraw areas with round-up, avoid drift to ornamental plants
  • Continue dead heading plants and flowers and do general clean up of flowers and shrubbery beds
September/October

  • Late September or early October, fertilize existing fescue lawns with high nitrogen fertilizer
  • Aereate and overseed existing fescue lawn
  • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials. Divide perennials that have been in ground at least 3 years
November/December

  • Fertilize fescue grass
  • Rake leaves off lawn areas
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Mulch beds with 2 inches of pine straw or other mulch after leaves have fallen
  • Deep pruning of trees and shrubs can be done now

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