It’s February and depending on your region, the first snowdrops, crocus, and daffodils may be showing themselves as they begin to flower.
To get a jump start on the growing season, consider sowing the seeds listed to the right directly outside if you can work your soil or starting some tender annuals inside.
Many summer flowering plants can be divided and transplanted now if the soil in your area is workable.
Handy Gardening Tips:
- Prune evergreen trees and shrubs
- Put a dressing of slow-release fertiliser such as bonemeal or rose fertiliser around the roots of shrubs and roses
- Top dress container shrubs by replacing top inch with new compost
- Divide and plant snowdrops after flowering
- Start sowing seeds of tender perennials and annuals under cover
General Tips for the Lawn:
If you’re turfing, now’s a good time to finish. If you plan to sow seeds instead, start preparing your soil at the end of the month, weather permitting.
During the month of February, the lawn could experience all types of weather from cold but sunny days to hard frosts and snow. If the lawn is covered in snow or frost – try to avoid anyone walking on it. On sunny days, it is more than likely that in the mornings – the lawn will be covered in a layer of dew. During the day, the grass will move as the sun moves in the sky. Sun light is limited, so manage your lawn during midday.
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