In February, gardening is all about savoring the first hints of spring and preparing for the growing season. Even though winter isn’t quite done, there are plenty of garden chores around your home that need attention, and gardeners may take comfort in the knowledge that the first indications of spring are beginning to appear. Need some tips on how to landscape your area before spring arrives?
Take Inventory and Inspect Your Property
Examine the equipment in your yard and garden. Now is the time to clean, replace, or repair them so they’ll be ready for you in a few months. Order your seeds and bulbs ahead of time for the things you’ll be planting soon. You can start growing indoors as the summer annual, perennial, fruit, and vegetable seeds arrive. Summer and fall flowering bulbs can be planted outside as soon as they arrive in many growing zones. Finally, to avoid future issues, inspect and certify the condition of your patio furniture. You could get new cushions and pillows or have them fixed or repaired if they’re worn and faded.
Grounds keeping and Maintenance
Remove any dead plants or weeds in your garden regions and your overall landscape, as they slow down or prevent new plants from sprouting. Add your cooled fireplace ashes to your compost piles to improve the quality if you want to recycle and be environmentally responsible. If your winter vegetables are looking a bit wilted, apply nitrogen fertilizer to them to stimulate them. Plants that have been uprooted by frost or heavy rain should be added with mulch, and any new growth or fragile plants should be protected from freezing temperatures by inspecting them regularly or supplying appropriate heating solutions. Finally, unless the weight is forcing the tree or plant to break, don’t try to remove ice or snow from them!
Other Things To Keep In Mind
To remove damaged, dead, or diseased sections of dormant shrubs, vines, and trees prune them (or prevent them from growing out of control). Don’t forget to water your container plants and keep them out of the frost. If the ground is functional and hospitable for the tree, move your living Christmas trees outside and plant them. To remain one step ahead of hungry insects and climate conditions, grow frost-tolerant trees and plants, and apply a dormant spray to fruit trees and roses.