Spring Gardening: The Best New Plantings for Florida

Spring has sprung, the sun is shining, the spring rains have started moistening the soil, and plants everywhere are sprouting. Now is the best time to start new plantings in your Florida garden. To get you started, here are some of the best plants for Florida gardens. Pentas Pentas are a great spring planting for Florida gardens. They are one of the most low-maintenance plants that you can put in your garden. They feature red, pink, lavender, and/or white clusters. They also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds. In fact, they attract the zebra longwing butterfly, which is the state butterfly.

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Sprinkler System Do’s and Don’ts: Coping with Unpredictable Precipitation

May and June can be tricky months when it comes to watering your lawn. These months are very unpredictable with precipitation. Your lawn needs to have at least 1 to 1 ½ inches of water each week. Installing a sprinkler system can help you keep your lawn green and alive, even in the hottest months. It is a good investment, but you need to make sure you know the do’s and don’ts of sprinkler systems first. Do’s for Sprinkler Systems If you don’t have a rain shutoff device on your sprinkler system, it may be a good idea to add one. Most sprinkler systems allow you to schedule the watering of your lawn so that you don’t have to think about it. A rain shutoff device ensures that the sprinkler will not run if it is raining or has rained recently.

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