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.
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.
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.
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.
Visiting one of Florida’s public gardens is a Covid-safe outdoor activity over the winter months. These gardens offer peace, beauty, and inspiration, and there is sure to be something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Consider visiting one of these standout gardens of South Florida.
As you search for safe, outdoor, social-distanced winter activities, consider visiting one of Florida’s great public gardens. Spending time in nature can be relaxing and rejuvenating, and these beautiful gardens will offer abundant inspiration for your own landscaping and garden beds.
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.
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.
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.