Now that winter season is ending and the snow is beginning to thaw, landscape services say that February is the best time for homeowners like you to begin catering to your gardens. That way, it’ll be ready for the new batch of seeds and flowers for the spring season. As such, it’s best you know what exactly it is you need to do to prepare your garden for spring.
Here’s a gardening checklist you should do for the month of February.
Take Inventory of the Things You Need
While you’re still waiting for the snow and ice to completely thaw out as winter ends, one of the first things you should do is take inventory of the things that you’ll need in the future. To start off, you should inspect your lawn and gardening tools. Clean, repair, or replace them in the meantime so it’ll be ready within a few months. Other than that, you should also order your seeds and bulbs, inspect your patio furniture and repair or replace them if needed, and check your garden for winter damage. That way, you’re prepared to work on your garden in the coming months.
Clean Up and Maintain Your Garden
Post-winter gardens tend to leave quite the mess for you to deal with and this is why once you’ve done with the inventory, outdoor living contractors recommend that you begin to clean up and maintain your garden, especially once the snow and ice is gone. To do this, you need to remove any dead plants or weeds from the garden area, add mulch to plants uprooted by frost, and protect tender plants from freezing temperatures. If you have any winter vegetables, meanwhile, use nitrogen fertilizer to keep them alive. And if you have any trees or plants affected by the ice and snow, try to avoid removing them unless the weight is already causing breakage.
Trim Your Shrubs and Trees
Finally, you should also make it a point to trim your shrubs and trees now that the winter season is over. That way, they’ll be healthier and they won’t interfere with your gardening work or damage any other part of your home.
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