When can I plant Dichondra in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant dichondra in Evanston can be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Dichondra

Frost tolerance for dichondra: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Since dichondra are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather you can plant them just a tiny bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant dichondra
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant dichondra
Probably not a good time to plant dichondra

The earliest that you can plant dichondra in Evanston is March. However, you really should wait until April if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant dichondra and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your dichondra may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your dichondra indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Evanston. We should expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get surprised by a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your dichondra in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Evanston

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

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