February

  • Check for winter sales at your local garden center; you may find good deals on pots, planters, and tools
  • Check outside plants and trees for animal damage
  • Rejuvenate holly bushes with a hard pruning
  • Check evergreens for signs of desiccation (drying out)
  • Start seeds of cool season vegetables and flowers
  • Cut back Liriope & other perennials to stimulate spring growth
  • Continue to plant B&B trees & shrubs
  • Can continue to prune dormant trees & shrubs, but it’s getting too late to continue pruning spring bloomers.
  • Continue feeding & providing clean water for the birds
  • Continue leaf removal
  • Continue to replenish or replace mulch around trees, shrubs & in bed areas to a depth of 3” to 4”
  • Continue to water plant material if no significant rainfall, especially newly installed plants
  • Prune berry bushes to encourage new growth & fruit production
  • At the end of this month (approximately when Forsythia is in bloom), apply crabgrass preventer with fertilizer to lawn
  • Great time to start planning for spring installation. Call Reliable Landscaping at 540-842-7685 or contact us online for a landscape design to beat the spring rush!