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December Gardening Tips

What can I plant now?
Bedding Plants: P
etunia, pansy, snapdragon, lobelia, alyssum, and viola are all flowers that will give you yard and garden lots of color in the upcoming Winter months. To learn more about planting annuals, click Here.

Herbs: Parsley, thyme, sage, dill, fennel, garlic, comfrey, and cilantro grow well in the cooler months.  Click Here to learn more about planting herbs.

Bulbs: Amaryllis can be planted outdoors for spring blooms  Click Here to learn more about planting bulbs in your garden. 

Vegetables: Cabbages, collards, beets, and broccoli grow well in the cool months. Click Here to learn more about planting vegetables.

What maintenance is required this month?

Cold Damage: Wait to cut back cold damaged plants until warm weather returns.  Click Here  to learn more about lawn weed control.

Winter Garden Color:  Consider planting evergreen hollies in your garden to provide color during the winter months. Click Here to learn more about planting hollies.

Soil Test: If your plants are not growing well, consider doing a soil test to see if your soil needs extra nutrients.  Click Here  to learn more.

Lawn Pests: St. Augustine grass can be susceptible to Fall armyworms, chinch bugs, mole crickets, and sod webworms during the early Fall months. Click Here to learn more about protecting and treating your grass from bugs.

Always good to...
Trim St. Augustine grass at 3-4" high  
Deadhead flowers to promote growth
Check your irrigation system to ensure plants receive enough water

For more information on lawn tips, please visit http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/

 
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