TO DO: Florida Gardening Guide: Tips & Tasks for February


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 where you can download a free copy of our “Florida Gardening Guide” calendar and follow along online for more detailed tips every month.



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