Starting a garden - Knowledgebase Question

Fort lauderdale, Fl
Question by monique0876
April 22, 2010
I've just moved into my new home. The previous owner wasnt doing a lawn upkeep. How can I get the lawn back to a green healthy lawn? Also what are the best plants I can get that would look nice all year round.

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2010


Regular watering, feeding and mowing should rejuvenate your neglected lawn. Start this spring by feeding with a Turf Builder and plan on watering twice a week. You'll be surprised how quickly your lawn will green up!

There are tons of perennials you can plant. The University of Florida has a publication describing the best perennials for your gardening region, along with their cultural requirements (sun/shade, etc.) Here's the website:

Hope you find it helpful. Best wishes with your landscape!

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