All Out Landscaping Gardening Tips
Florida's climate is ideal for maintaining a vibrant landscape. Whether you are just starting out on your journey to establishing a beautiful yard or need some advice on landscape maintenance, All Out Landscaping is here for your landscaping needs.
Find Your USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
The USDA Plant hardiness Zone Map allows planters to determine which plants have a better chance of flourishing at a given location. The map is based on the annual averages of winter temperatures.
In Florida, fertilizer should be used two to three times per year. Add fertilizer to the soil after watering your plants. Be sure to water thoroughly for weeks preceding fertilizing. Standard fertilizer contains nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium which are key for your plants' nutrition. Palms require special fertilizer that contains a wider variety of nutrients. Fertilizer may prevent yellowing of the leaves, increase blooming, and help your plants fight off diseases.
The Importance of Planting Depth
When planting a flower or a plant from a pot into your plant bed, ensure you plant it at the same soil level as it was in the pot. The roots need to be close to the surface for the appropriate amounts of water, oxygen, and warmth. In addition, the plant stem can deteriorate if it is buried in the soil.
Cultivate The Soil
Cultivation of soil is the process where the coarsened soil surface is broken up in order to ease access for air, water, and nutrients into the soil. Cultivation can also bring out any unwanted weeds to the surface of the soil. Only loosen a few inches of the top soil when cultivating and be cautious not to damage plant roots.