It’s February already, and while we’re amid frigid winter weather, there are many landscaping tasks you can complete at this time. Bundle up, and head on outside for some fresh air while getting a head start preparing your yard for the highly anticipated spring weather changes. At this time, several landscaping tasks could be specific to where you live, but there are some tasks that nearly all homeowners will want to get done now. Check out our list of the landscaping tasks that should take precedence in February.
Inspect Your Lawn and Tools
How are your landscaping tools looking? You’ll want these tools in tip-top shape for when spring arrives, so take time to inspect them and ensure they are in solid condition. Clean, repair, or even replace them, if necessary, now so you have your supplies ready!
Your lawn will need inspecting during the winter months as well. It’s possible that snow and ice have caused problems for your yard, like rotting wood or drainage issues. Keep track of which areas in your outdoor space may need some additional maintenance as the weather warms.
Perform Some Cleanup
February is the perfect time to have a cleanup party in your yard. Take some time to uproot whatever weeds and dead plants may be in your garden, and replace them with flowers that can endure extreme cold, such as Gardenia, Encore Azalea, Holly Fern, and Pansies. You can also use this moment to add a layer of mulch to your flower beds, which gives them an easier time retaining water and staying insulated against the winter cold.
There might be snow and ice on trees throughout your yard. While it may be tempting to get rid of that snow and ice, you should refrain from doing so unless it’s weighing down your trees and causing breakage to happen.
Other Tasks for Your Trees, Shrubs, and Plants
It’s possible your trees will need to be pruned in February, so examine them and see if any branches need to be trimmed. You’ll also want to continue watering your container plants during this time. Even though winter brings plenty of snow, regular watering is still needed. These plants, if non-hardy, also must be protected from the winter frost. Try wrapping with frost cloths or drop cloths, cover with an inverted flowerpot, or bring inside on the bitter cold nights. If you have any frost-resistant plants/trees you want to install into your landscape, now is the perfect time to do it. For plants and trees that are already planted, applying a dormant spray to them can help keep them protected until spring.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for winter, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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