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February Garden Tips

  1. Irrigation system startup and inspection

  2. Review local drought based watering restrictions – if any

  3. Service lawn and garden equipment

  4. Sharpen blades and tools

  5. Broadleaf weed control in lawns (air temps between 65-85 degrees F)

  6. Cut back all deciduous ornamental grasses

  7. Clean/rake out evergreen ornamental grasses incl. spent flower stems

  8. Pick up and remove spent Camellia Blossoms on ground and any blemished (brown) blooms on plant

  9. Dead head (cut off spent flowers) winter flowering bulbs and plants as needed

  10. Fertilize Roses

  11. Final spraying of peaches, nectarines (before blooms open) for peach leaf curl

  12. Select and order summer blooming bulbs (Begonias, Lilies, Dahlias, Gladiolas)

  13. Eliminate standing water where Mosquitos breed

  14. Finish pruning roses, fruit trees and other deciduous trees including Crepe Myrtles.

  15. Disinfect pruning tools between plants to reduce risk of spreading disease

  16. Pick up any remaining fallen leaves, fruit, flowers

  17. Purchase and install late winter/early spring annuals such as Cyclamen, Primrose, Iceland Poppies

  18. Spread and rake in wildflower seeds.  Cover with light layer of well-aged compost and water in if no rain expected

  19. Remove weeds while they are small

  20. Continue to apply Cloud Cover and or other frost protection measures


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