Beets, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, collards,
endive, escarole lettuce, mustard, bunching onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, turnips
• Vegetable bedding plants and seeds
• Strawberries, blueberries, currants, loganberries, boysenberries, grapes, fruit trees
• Bedding plants for spring color such as Petunias, Dianthus, Begonias,
Verbena, Lantanas, etc.
• Tender bulbs and tubers such as gladiola, lilies and dahlias. Continue
planting additional bulbs every two weeks until mid June to insure continuous blooms
• Transplant pot-bound houseplants
• Good time to start hanging baskets of annuals
• Dig and divide summer and fall blooming perennials, fall asters,
chrysanthemums, salvia, etc.
• Transplant shrubs and trees when soil becomes workable and before
buds are swelled or broken open
• Bermuda, zoysia and centipede in South Alabama. Seed grass mixtures
in North Alabama.
• Aquatics in nursery pots, laundry baskets, shallow pans and large tubs.
Add 1” of pea or aquarium gravel on surface and thoroughly water before
putting in pond
• (In warmer areas) Divide hardy water lilies every year or two, can start
six weeks before the last expected freeze
Plant for Butterflies and Hummingbirds !!!
• If grass needs to be mowed, then it is ready to fertilize (thru April). Do that after about 2nd mowing.
• Wait until April to fertilize warm season lawn grasses and until May for Centipede
• Vegetables: a month after growth starts
• Fruit and pecan trees
• Houseplants with a diluted solution of soluble houseplant food after new growth appears
• Spring-flowering bulbs after leaves appear and before they bloom
• Use a slow-release fertilizer according to soil test on perennials
• Roses after pruning and before they leaf out
• All blooming ornamentals: forsythia, quince,
spirea, climbing roses, camellias, azaleas, etc….
………… only after they bloom!!! ………
• Spring-flowering shrubs and vines
only after they finish blooming !!! Azaleas, flowering quince,
spirea, forsythia, weigela, camellias, Carolina jasmine, wisteria, Lady Banksia rose, etc.
• Fruit trees just before bud break
• To keep pines as a dense hedge, trim new growth or “candles,” trim when new needles are about half the length of the old needles
• Give hibiscus a haircut, then feed with hibiscus food to encourage lush growth
• Gradually move potted hibiscus into more light
• Fig trees, Red Tip
Photenias, or shape hibiscus
• Leggy perennials
• Ornamental grasses to new shoots
• DO NOT remove leaves from daffodils and jonquils until AFTER they yellow
• Remove all dead blooms from bulbs
• Pinch off tips of sweet pea seedlings and mums when they are 4” tall
• End of month pinch back growing tips of houseplants that have become rangy and to promote branching and fullness
• Cut branches from early spring flowering bushes for forcing
• Winterkilled leaves from plants around water gardens before and when new growth appears and compost trimmings