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Zone 9 Monthly Gardening "To Do" List
North America USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map
Plant Hardiness Zones of Canada 2000

January
Order seeds
Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Plant bare-root fruit trees
Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
Plant citrus
Move living Christmas tree outdoors
Sow frost-tolerant perennial seeds indoors
Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennial seedlings outdoors
Plant bare-root roses
Apply dormant spray to roses
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Apply dormant spray to trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
Plant seedlings of cool-season and winter vegetables
Sow seeds for cool-season and winter vegetables
Protect tender plants from frost

February
Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming annuals
Sow seeds of warm-season annuals indoors
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Plant bare-root fruit trees
Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
Plant citrus
Repair or plant lawns
Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennials outdoors
Sow seeds for tender perennials indoors
Plant bare-root roses
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune deciduous trees
Prune winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant bare-root perennial vegetalbes
Plant seedlings of cool-season or winter vegetables
Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables
Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables indoors

March
Set out warm season annuals
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Plant container fruit trees
Prune fruit trees after bloom and fruit setting
Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
Repair or plant lawns with warm season grasses (Bermuda, St. Augustine etc.)
Plant ornamental grasses
Plant fall-blooming perennials
Prune tender deciduous shrubs and vines
Prune spring-flowering shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
Prune flowering fruit trees during or just after bloom
Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables
Plant seedlings of warm-season vegetables

April
Sow seeds of warm-season annuals
Plant fall-flowering bulbs
Feed and water cacti or succulents that are blooming or actively growing
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Prune deciduous and frost-sensitive fruit trees (when temperatures are above freezing)
Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
Repair or plant lawns
Plant tender and heat-loving perennials
Prune spring-flowering shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables
Transplant warm-season vegetable seedlings

May
Plant for summer color
Plant fall-flowering bulbs
Feed and water cacti or succulents that are blooming or actively growing
Spray for peach leaf curl, peach leaf blight, and canker
Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
Repair or plant lawns
Prune spring-flowering shrubs and vines during or just after bloom
Sow seeds for warm-season vegetables
Transplant warm-season vegetable seedlings

June
Deep water alkaline-sensitive trees, including Japanese maple and saucer magnolias, and apply an acid fertilizer to prevent alkaline burn
Replace mulch and aerate soil of potted plantings
Deep soak and fertilize fig and avocado trees; mulch heavily to protect shallow roots
Protect trunks of young trees, especially citrus, from sunscald with tree wrap or white latex paint
Take cuttings from your favorite shrubs when the branch wood hardens slightly
Remove bloomed-out spikes from salvias, pentas and penstemons to prolong their bloom
Set out shallow dishes of water and overripe fruit to attract butterflies
Plant seedlings of heat-loving vegetables such as melons, peppers and pumpkins for fall harvests
Set out seedlings of late-summer flowering annuals
Add a layer of mulch (2-3 inches) around newly planted trees and shrubs
Spray wilting fuchsias with water and monitor for signs of fuchsia mite
Pinch off flower buds to promote leafier basil plants

July
Cultivate your own tropical paradise going by planting palms, bananas, and fruit trees
Start tomato transplants for your fall vegetable garden
A sunny yellow garden of cosmos, sunflowers, and zinnias brightens up the summer landscape
Mow warm-season grasses at a height of 2.5 to 3 inches; apply at least an inch of water weekly
Inspect plants for possible insect pest problems
Attract butterflies to the garden by providing caterpillar food plants like carrots, dill, and parsley
Beat the heat with durable annuals like zinnia, sunflower, and celosia
Hibiscus makes a great addition to hanging baskets, patio pots, or flowerbeds
Clean hummingbird feeders regularly to prevent mold and bacteria growth
Get the most from garden space by installing trellises and stakes for plants to grow up on--harvest is easier too

August
Sow seeds of cool-weather herbs (chives, parsley, garlic chives, cilantro and dill)
Prepare rose beds for fall planting of containerized roses
Order sweet pea seedlings now for winter bouquets
Pick vegetables early in the day while they're crisp
Plant out vegetable seedlings and sow seed for fall harvests
Leach out alkaline buildup in the soil with deep waterings and applications of acid plant food
Enjoy fall fragrance by planting autumn clematis (Clematis paniculata), flowering tobacco and annual stock
Order and refrigerate bulbs that require a winter chill (tulips, crocus, hyacinths)
Spray plants with the hose to knock off late-summer pests such as spider mite and whitefly
Stock up on seed for winter annuals and new perennials

September
Order sweet pea seedlings for fall planting
Plant fall- and winter-blooming perennial plants
Prune summer-flowering shrubs and vines
Plant winter pansies and fall annuals (calendula, dianthus, ornamental cabbage and kale) later in the month
Deeply irrigate trees and shrubs every few weeks
Plan for spring bulb gardens by seeking out specialty bulbs (species tulips, Dutch iris, anemone, ranunculus) that thrive in rainy winter, dry summer climates
Groom and fertilize hanging basket and container plants to keep them thriving through the fall
Sow cool-weather vegetable seeds
Clean out rose beds and reapply fungicide to disease-prone varieties
Sow seeds of perennials and keep soil moist if rainfall is scarce

October
Plant for fall color with annuals
Buy winter- and spring-blooming bulbs
Feed and water cacti or succulents that are growing or blooming
Feed houseplants that are growing or blooming
Repair or plant lawns
Rake lawns to remove debris
Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors
Plant fall- and winter-blooming perennials
Prune fall-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant or transplant seedlings of cool-season or winter vegetables
Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables

November
Plant annuals for winter color
Plant winter- and spring-flowering shrubs
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Plant bare-root fruit trees
Plant citrus
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Repair or plant lawns
Rake lawns to remove debris
Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors
Plant winter-blooming perennials
Plant bare-root roses
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune deciduous trees
Prune fall- and winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant seedlings of cool-season or winter vegetables
Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables
Protect tender plants from frost

December
Order seeds
Sow seeds for hardy spring-blooming plants
Plant winter- and spring-flowering shrubs
Buy summer-blooming bulbs
Repot cacti and succulents, if essential, once they have finished blooming
Plant bare-root fruit trees
Plant citrus
Apply dormant spray to fruit trees
Cut back on feeding houseplants (do not feed dormant houseplants)
Water living Christmas tree
Sow frost-tolerant perennials indoors
Plant or transplant frost-tolerant perennial seedlings outdoors
Plant bare-root roses
Apply dormant sprays to roses
Plant bare-root trees, shrubs, and vines
Prune fall- and winter-flowering shrubs and vines just after bloom
Plant bare-root perennial vegetables
Plant or transplant cool-season or winter vegetables
Sow seeds for cool-season or winter vegetables
Protect tender plants from frost

 
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