February gardening and spring preparation
While February is still quite cold and considered to be part of the winter season, it won’t be long before the days start to get longer and warmer. Now is the time to start planning and preparing for the more pleasant months ahead. Here are some essential February gardening tips.
What to plant
Bare root plants can be planted once temperatures rise enough and there is no longer any risk of frost. Fruit trees and roses are two examples of plants sold with bare roots. Make sure that you prepare the soil before planting and offer them enough protection from the elements during their initial growing stage. If you want to plant seeds, make sure that you get them started indoors an area that offers enough shelter from the cold. If it’s too cold, they will not sprout.
One of the most important parts of February gardening involves basic cleaning and care. Take note of the condition of your plants and remove any that have not managed to survive the winter. If they look a little worse for wear but have not completely perished, you might like to let them be and see if they revive themselves once the weather warms up. You may have some bowls, dishes or other similar items that gather water in your garden. If so, this water might not be the cleanest and you should consider emptying them out and giving them a good scrub so that they can once again collect clean water.
If you have a pretty garden but your windows are not clean, you will most likely focus on the dirty windows rather than your beautiful plants. So, take the time to give your windows a good clean so that you can really enjoy the view. It might not sound much like a February gardening tip but your garden is an extension of your home. This is why it’s important to make the transition from house to garden as seamless as possible.
Now that your garden is in great shape, all you need to do is give it time and wait for the weather to warm up before planting some more pretty flowers and plants. By putting the effort into February gardening, you will make things that much easier for the months ahead.