Gardening

The Best Bulbs for Every Part of Your Landscaping

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Most Florida homeowners have properties with a variety of sun and soil conditions. There are great bulb options for just about every area of your landscaping. Consider Amazon lilies for shade, cannas for perpetually moist soil, and amaryllis for drier spots.

It’s Time for Summer Bulb Planning and Planting

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Now is the time to plan, prepare, and plant your warm-weather bulbs. Care for cold-damaged bulbs and choose the right ones for difficult growing conditions. Abide by depth and spacing recommendations, water regularly, and begin a spring fertilizing program.

Feed Your Soil and Your Plants Will Thank You

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Florida soil varies from fine sand to dense clay, but most Florida gardeners need to amend their soil in order to provide plants with good nutrition. Add organic matter and mulch to help create healthy soil and choose native plants that are adapted to your region’s conditions.

Protect Plants from Freezing Temperatures

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Parts of Florida are susceptible to overnight freezes during the winter season, which can damage or kill warm-weather plants. Group hanging and potted plants together or bring them indoors. Cover in-ground plants with sheets or blankets and protect them with added mulch or insulation barriers.

Awesome Apps for the Florida Gardener

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A plethora of smartphone apps have been designed to support your gardening. Explore apps that will help you plan your garden layout, identify unknown plants, and calendar your plant care tasks. Explore growing guides and even share photos and advice with other gardeners.

The Fall Face of Florida Quarantine Gardens

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Wondering what to do with your quarantine garden? Because Florida fall remains warm, gardeners in the Sunshine State can start their cool-weather crops later in the season. However, the part of the state you live in will determine what you can plant and when.

Your Fall Landscaping To-Do List

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September is the time to start preparing for the fall landscaping tasks of October and November. Plant cool-weather flowers, start a fall and winter vegetable garden, and care for your turfgrass as summer transitions into autumn.

Build a Butterfly Garden

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Install a butterfly garden to create an environment that attracts and hosts a variety of butterflies, sustains their entire life cycle, and provides the nourishment they need. Install a diverse group of plants to provide shelter, sun, food, and water. Keep it native and organic.