•        Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd and National
Arbor Day on April 27th by planting a tree!

•        Mowing season will soon be switching to high gear.
Complete any maintenance on your lawn mower and
make sure the blades are cutting at a 3”-4” height for St.
Augustine and bahia lawns.

•        Mulch! Mulch! Mulch! Hot weather is just around the
corner and mulching your plants will aid in conserving
precious moisture. A 3” layer will do the trick.

•        It’s time to prune those early flowering shrubs and
trees such as azaleas and Golden Trumpet trees. Trim as
soon as flowering is over as these plants start forming
their flower buds this year for next years show.

•        Your winter annuals may start to look a little ragged
as temperatures begin to climb. Replace them with
marigolds, salvia, zinnias, ageratum and other warm
weather flowers.

•        As for the vegetable garden, continue to plant
cucumbers, melons, beans and eggplants. Hopefully you
got your tomatoes in last month. If not, get those cherry
tomato transplants going for next month.
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April Garden & Landscape Checklist

"When all is said and
done, is there any more
wonderful sight, any
moment when man's
reason is nearer to some sort
of contact with the nature of
the world than the sowing of
seeds, the planting of
cuttings, the transplanting of
shrubs or the grafting of

        St. Augustine
              (D. 604)
Bloomin' Now?
Fashion Azalea
frican Iris
Bird of Paradise
Blue Daze
onfederate Jasmine
Nun Orchid
Plant Spotlight:

Viburnum                                     Was $10,                       Now $8.50

Ilex Schillings                              Was $10                      Now $8.50

Crepe Myrtles  6' - 8'                      Was $85                      Now $60

Crepe Myrtles Standards              Was $125                    Now $65

Italian Cypress                               Was $70                      Now $49

Blooming Red Bottlebrush   Was $125/$95                   Now $95/$70

Select Groundcovers                     Was $5                     Now $3

Podocarpus Hedge Plants 6'H      Was $85                      Now $45

Blooming 1g Perennials...............  $3.00
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Close your eyes and imagine: Swaying palms, bright flowers, colorful
foliage, and perfume filling the air. Now, wouldn’t it be terrific if you
could keep your eyes open, step out your door and see the same
paradise?! You can!
occasionally the thermometer will dip close to or below the freezing
point. But with a little care your tropicals will survive to go on and
provide a lush landscape for summers to come.
       Here are some tips for tropicals in your yard. Plants with woody
stems like hibiscus, tibouchina, and allamanda will benefit from a heavy
mulching when it gets cold. Although the top of the plant may be lost,
once the weather warms, buds will break at the base of the plant and
usually the plant comes back like gangbusters looking even better than
before.  Don’t have mulch on hand.
Try throwing a sheet or blanket
over your plant(s) (never ever use plastic!) and throw a string or two of
holiday lights underneath. The bulbs will keep the air under the
covering warm enough to protect the plants. Of course another
Topical foliage, flowers
and trees lend a
special air to the
outdoor landscape.
And if chosen wisely
can provide years of
enjoyment. Tropicals
are considered such
because they will only
tolerate warmer
temperatures and
more often than not,
high humidity. I do
believe that Central
Florida fits the bill for
the humidity, however
temperature is another
story. Here in Central
Florida we are in Zone
9 and are considered
to have a sub-tropical
Mild winters
are fairly common but  
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alternative would be to
keep your prize plants
in decorative
containers and when
the weather turns cold,
bring the plant into a
more protected area
preferable with a heat

    Many people like to
see tropical plants next
to the pool deck or
inside their pool
enclosures for that
tropical oasis-lagoon
type look. And what
perfect locations those
are. The water in the
pool tends to gather
heat from the sun
during the day and
then releases that  
heat at night keeping the temperatures a little warmer in the
immediate area. White bird of paradise, colorful crotons, variegated
ginger and Hawaiian ti plants work well in this type of landscape
situation. Roebellini palms work well inside enclosures as they stay
relatively short.  
       And speaking of palms, nothing says tropical like graceful fronds
swaying in a gentle breeze. There are a number of palms that do
quite well in Central Florida. Queen palms, canary island date palms
and washingtonia fan palms to name a few.
       Need a piece of paradise? You need search no further as you
can find all the above mentioned plant material at Woodlands Tree
Farm. We invite you to stop by and take a look. You’ll be glad you did!