February Gardening Tips

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  • Irrigation system startup and inspection
  • Review local drought based watering restrictions
  • Service lawn and garden equipment
  • Sharpen blades and tools
  • Broadleaf weed control in lawns (air temps between 65-85 degrees F)
  • Cut back all deciduous ornamental grasses
  • Clean/rake out evergreen ornamental grasses
  • Pick up and remove spent Camellia Blossoms and blemished (brown) blooms on plant
  • Dead head (cut off spent flowers) winter flowering bulbs and plants as needed
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Final spray of peaches, nectarines (before blooms open)
  • Select and order summer blooming bulbs (Begonias, Lilies, Dahlias, Gladiolas)
  • Eliminate standing water where Mosquitos breed
  • Finish pruning roses, fruit trees and other deciduous trees including Crepe Myrtles.
  • Disinfect pruning tools between plants to reduce risk of spreading disease
  • Pick up any remaining fallen leaves, fruit, flowers
  • Purchase and install late winter/early spring annuals such as Cyclamen, Primrose, Iceland Poppies
  • Spread and rake in wildflower seeds. Cover with light layer of well-aged compost and water in if no rain expected
  • Remove weeds while they are small