Ideas for tree planting
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@ aol.com