Are you ready to stretch your green thumb this fall? Or maybe you're interested in adding some fresh color and texture to your flower beds. September in North Central Florida is a great time to get your winter garden started!
Note: While soil testing and the necessary amendments for vegetable gardens should have been completed months ago, don’t be discouraged if you’re just now getting started. There are so many options to utilize raised beds and container gardening spaces that even the most novice gardener can start something today!
Fertilize lawns towards the middle or end of September; this will be the last fertilizer application of the year. Be sure to choose a fertilizer with little to no phosphorus unless your soil test indicates a need for extra. Instead, try to choose a fertilizer with controlled-release nitrogen, as this will provide longer-lasting results. Verify that your local municipality doesn’t prohibit the application of fertilizer to lawns or flowerbeds during September, a month considered part of the rainy season.
All information was compiled from resources provided by the UF/IFAS Extension.