In This Issue

Carrie T. Stevenson
Editor, Coastal Sustainability Agent
Escambia County
ctsteven@ufl.edu

The arrival of spring inspires many gardeners and hobby landscapers to get out in the yard and start enjoying the warmer weather. Inside you'll find helpful information regarding lawn care, growing your own fruits and vegetables, and great plants for attracting wildlife. One thing to remember on lawns--resist the urge to fertilize right now! As you'll see in the following article, it is best to wait until mid-April when grass roots are more receptive to additional nutrients. There are many Extension workshops and Earth Day events planned for the next few months, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunities near you!

Blooming azaleas often mark the beginning of spring Photo Credits: Beth Bolles

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