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

May in the Garden: To encourage overall growth, prune early – just before the first growth flush.

All year long, we’re featuring tips and tasks for successful gardening in the Sunshine State – and the month of May is all about the virtue of maintenance.

For a head start on hurricane season, sharpen all those pruning tools now – this ensures you’ll have time to chip and compost the prunings before big storms turn them into projectiles. Next up, check the lawn for bad patches, indicative of early insect problems. Catch them now and you may be able to nip them in the proverbial bud.



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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