Month-to-month Garden & Lawn Care Checklist | Southern Living


Lawns―As warm-season turf begins to green up in your area, it’s time to think about liming your grass. If your soil is acid,

you need to do this every couple of years. The best way to tell if you need lime is with a soil test, which will let you know

exactly how much to apply. But if you’re not able to get your soil tested, use the general guideline of 15 to 20 pounds of

lime per 100 square feet of lawn area. Pelletized lime is less messy and easier to apply than the white-powdered kind.Azaleas―As this Southern classic comes into bloom, be sure to mark the color of each plant if you haven’t planted them by

color. For maximum impact, group azaleas in masses of one color or in layers of color. It is okay to move them while they

are blooming. But if you wait until they finish, they can be rearranged, pruned, and shap

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