Annuals/Perennials – Apply liquid fertilizer every 2-3 weeks, preferably early in the morning to avoid burning your plants. For all other plants, use a controlled/slow release fertilizer every 2 months till early September. Remember to water in afterwards.
Also, if you’re a newcomer to Florida, you may not realize that we have to replace annuals 3-4 times per year, unlike up north were you only have one growing season. This is due to our warm climate.
Poinsettias – May and June is a good time to begin pruning back your poinsettias to avoid them being too tall/leggy for the holidays. You’ll do this again in July.
Azaleas/Camellias – If you haven’t already cut back your azaleas or camellias, I suggest you hold off during the summer. Most plants have already developed flower buds for next year.