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Prune unwanted shoots as they appear on fruit trees.

• Prune azaleas lightly after flowering.

• Fertilize azaleas, rhododendrons, hollies, magnolias, dogwoods and conifers (spruce, pine, etc.) before spring ends. Special formulations are available specifically for these acid-loving trees and shrubs.

• Transplant peppers and eggplant into the vegetable garden. Most varieties also grow well in containers.

• Plant sweet potatoes and okra now.

• Fertilize zoysia grass lawns now that they have greened up.