Ideas for tree plant­ing

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I have had many calls on man­gos, lawns and jas­mine plants. It is that time of the year when your mango trees — the early fruit­ing ones — are start­ing to blossom. Your lawn looks like a herd of buf­fa­los have grazed on it, and the com­mit­tee for your home­own­ers as­so­ci­a­tion has torn up the small tree that you adopted, lugged home and planted.

First it’s time to give your mango and av­o­cado early fruiters some help. I use bone meal and blood meal, since I grow nat­u­rally. There are some great fruit tree fer­til­iz­ers at the big box stores and the at­ten­dants will di­rect you to them. They are all good. The lawn needs lime­stone pel­lets and some fer­til­izer, plus a prod­uct to elim­i­nate broad leaf in­ter­lop­ers.

Lastly don’t fight the HOA. One caller wants to put in night bloom­ing jas­mine in a small six-inch or six-foot space. Night bloom­ing jas­mine is a big bush and will only get you in trou­ble. Check this month’s South­ern Liv­ing mag­a­zine for great small south­ern plants that would make a beau­ti­ful fo­cal ar­range­ment. I like the wild south­ern flow­ers that show this time of the year.

If you have any ques­tions or prob­lems give me a call at 744-4750 or e-mail me at cleren5@

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