Even though spring may seem far off, there’s still plenty to do in February for lawn and gardens. Here’s a list of timely tasks:
- Check bulbs for any mold or deterioration and remove the bad bulbs to prevent the issue from spreading.
- Hungry for a fresh crop of vegetables? Start some lettuce now and you’ll have a fresh salad in no time!
- Begin planting cole crops. This includes broccoli, kale, spinach, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and turnips. For help, check out our article on planting cole crops.
- Scout your yard for any fallen branches and cleanly prune the remaining branch according to proper pruning practices for your plant.
- Sharpen mower blades now. Here’s a video on why sharp blades are important.
- Apply a pre-emergent weed control to your lawn.
- Begin planning your garden for the spring. Search online for garden plans such as the salsa container garden plan to the right.
- Fill empty garden spaces with garden accessories such as statues, lighting, or bird attractions.
- Visit your local independent garden center for winter sales and great deals on out-of-season stock.
- Fill and rotate bird feed in feeders to avoid mold.
- Check down spouts to avoid clogging and subsequent freezing.
- Feed houseplants an organic plant food.
- Re-pot houseplants that have outgrown their pots.
- Till an organic fertilizer with corn gluten into garden beds to add nutrients and reduce weeds in the spring.