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April Gardening Tips

What can I plant now?
Bedding Plants: April is a good time to plant many types of coleus plants.  They can provide lots of color and texture to your garden and 
can be planted in the sun or the shade.  To learn more about planting annuals, click Here.

Herbs: Basil, oregano, sage, Mexican tarragon, and rosemary can be planted in the sun.  Click Here to learn more about planting herbs.

Bulbs: This is a great time of year to plant bulbs.  Consider trying blood lily, caladium, or canna.  Click Here to learn more about planting bulbs in your garden. 

Vegetables: Many warm season vegetables can be planted in April.  Add mulch to prevent weeds and to maintain moisture. Click Here to learn more about planting vegetables.

What maintenance is required this month?

Lawns:  Fertilize lawns after the new growth has started which is typically in mid-late April.   Click Here to learn more about fertilizing your lawn.

Shrubs & Trees: Many shrubs and trees can be planted now.  Click Here for a southern tree fact sheet.  Click Here to learn about planting shrubs. 

Insects:  As the weather warms, insects begin to emerge.  Some are harmful and need to be treated while others should be left alone.  Click Here to learn about landscape pest management.  Click Here to learn about beneficial insects.  Click Here to learn about grass insects.

Mulch:  Mulch is a great way to maintain moisture and to avoid weeds in your yard during the upcoming growing season.  Click Here to learn more about mulch

Always good to...
Trim St. Augustine grass at 3-4" high  
Deadhead flowers to promote growth
Check your irrigation system to ensure plants receive enough water

For more information on lawn tips, please visit http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/

 
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