As the warm weather of spring has arrived, our lawns are actively growing and require proper maintenance. The warm season grasses, such as bermuda, zoysia, centipede and St. Augustine, have come out of dormancy and are green.

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Throughout the county, many properties have large infestations of bamboo. The plant does have an attractive appearance and can screen out unwanted views. However, bamboo is invasive in nature and can take over an area rather rapidly smothering anything in its way.

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In March, spring starts to make its appearance. With warmer temperatures, many flower plants begin to leaf out and bloom. The stores have warm weather plants for sale such as petunias, marigolds, tomatoes, peppers, and others.

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Fresh fruit is tasty and healthy. Many homeowners wonder if they can be successful in growing plants that can provide a source of fruit during the growing season. The answer is a definite “yes.” Several fruiting plants do well in the home landscape if given proper care.

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During the holiday season, several ornamental plants add color and beauty to holiday decorations. Providing them with some basic care will help them prosper throughout the holidays.

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The fall and winter months are the best time of the year to plant trees and shrubs. They will have a greater chance of survival after being planted because the weather is cooler, allowing the roots, which are insulated from the cold by the soil, to continue to grow. This results in a strong, healthy root system.

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