As it warms further into April fix those dead spots and for good shrub growth try pruning right before the plants start to bud.
Here is a great calendar for starting vegetables in Northeast Florida with excerpts below:
- Cool season vegetables such as mustard greens, turnips, and collards may still be planted.
- Plant seeds of green beans, corn, carrots, lettuce, butter beans, cucumbers, and other warm weather vegetables.
- Set out transplants of tomatoes, and peppers, Be prepared to cover in case of a late frost.
- Mound up soil around potato stems to protect tubers from sun damage.
- Plant seeds or transplants of basil, oregano, dill, and lemon balm.
- Plant seeds of green beans, okra, squash, corn, carrots, lettuce, butter beans, and cucumbers. Check the seed packet or University of Florida “Vegetable Gardening Guide” for correct planting depth.
- Transplant tomatoes, peppers, onions, and other vegetables if you did not in March. Moisten the soil before removing the transplant from the container.
- Plant gourd seeds in rich organic soil one inch deep. Give them plenty of room to climb.
- Stake tomatoes at the time of planting or soon after with a rigid stake that is at least five feet tall. This will help keep fruit off the ground.