All year long, we’re featuring tips and tasks for successful gardening in the Sunshine State – and the month of February is all about the virtue of maintenance.
Bedding Plants: Plants that perform better in the cooler months include petunia, pansy, verbena, dianthus, strawflower, and lobelia. Protect from frosts and freezing temperatures. See: Gardening with Annuals in Florida
Shrubs: Now is the time to fertilize shrubs. Spread fertilizer evenly over the soil surface and water in. Follow with a fresh layer of mulch, which will conserve moisture and reduce weeds. See: Fertilization and Irrigation Needs for Florida Lawns and Landscapes
For expanded words of gardening wisdom, visit LifestylesAfter50.com where you can download a free copy of our “Florida Gardening Guide” calendar and follow along online for more detailed tips every month.