Pests: Monitor the landscape and garden weekly for harmful insects.
Deciduous fruit: Plant deciduous fruit trees now to give their roots time to develop before the warm, dry spring months. Prune and fertilize existing trees. Apply fertilizer after new growth has started which is usually early April in north-central and central Florida, Choose a fertilizer (not a"weed and feed") with little or no phosphorus. o Chestnuts (Year 1): Apply 1 pound (2 cups) of fertilizer per tree. o Peaches/ Nectarines/Plums (Year 1): Fertilize late this month using 1/4 pound (1/2 cup) per tree of fertilizer with micronutrients.
o Peaches/ Nectarines/Plums (Year 2+): Fertilize this month using 1 to Deciduous fruit: Plant deciduous fruit trees now to give their roots time to develop before the warm, dry spring months. Prune and fertilize existing trees. Use summer heat to solarize garden soil for fall planting.
While it may seem like a time-saver to apply these products at once, the truth is they are more likely to hurt your landscape than help.
It takes 4–6 weeks to kill weeds, disease, and nematodes, so start now. The last fertilizer application should be around. Apr 28, Fertilizer While the soil generally provides most of the nutrients our plants need, there are times when fertilizers can help. We provide information about fertilizers to help Floridians make educated decisions when purchasing and using fertilizer in the home landscape or garden. When fertilizing citrus, water the area under the tree first so surface roots don't get burned.
Controlled-release: Apply near the base of the plant and then water it in lightly. Liquid: Water well and give your plants at least an hour to absorb the water. Jan 11, This is an important step to help you decide what, if any, nutrients you should add.
Oleanders: Inspect chewed or ragged leaves for oleander caterpillars at work.
When looking for fertilizer,"weed and feed" products are not recommended for a Florida-Friendly landscape."Weed and feed" products contain fertilizer combined with weed killers (pre-emergent herbicides).Missing: fruit treesfall.