Monday, February 4, 2013

Top Garden Projects For February

As mentioned in the is post, your yard can help persuade a buyer to buy your home. Your yard is the first impression of your home- so make it the best impression possible. Below are some gardening projects you can do in February. Full Article

  • Fertilizing: Mid to late February is the time to fertilize trees, shrubs and evergreens. 
  • Lawns: Late this month or early next are good times to feed the lawn with a spring type lawn fertilizer. If moss is problem, use a spring fertilizer that contains a moss killer, so you can do both jobs in one easy application.
  • Pruning: This is one of the best months of the entire year to prune fruit, flowering and shade trees.
  • Spraying:  February is the month to make the last application of winter dormant spray. A combination of lime- sulfur and oil is the mix generally used for dormant spraying. It should only be used on deciduous trees and shrubs like fruit, flowering and shade trees
  • Starting Seeds: Late this month and early next are good times to start seeds indoors of summer annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. Use a good sterilized soil to start the seeds. Choose a warm, bright spot in which to start them.
  • Vegetable Soil Preparation: Weather permitting February is the month to begin tilling or spading the soil. Do not undertake this project until the soil is dry enough to work.
  • Perennial Vegetables: Rhubarb, horseradish, asparagus and artichokes are among the perennial vegetables that can be planted this month. Plant them along the perimeters of the vegetable garden so they are not in the way as you till or spade each season.

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