You might not think you need to do much to your garden in February when snow is still falling and the temperatures in Massachusetts are rarely creeping above the 50-degree mark. But the truth is that it’s important to take care of your garden during all times of the year, and February is actually an important month since spring is right around the corner. Here are a few tips for tending to your garden during the last full month of winter.
Begin pruning trees and shrubs
The one thing you don’t want to do when it comes to your garden is wait until the last minute and save all of your gardening for the first few weeks of spring. You can get outside now, weather permitting, and start pruning trees and shrubs if they need it. It will give you a head start on things and put you at a decided advantage once it starts to warm up outside. You won’t have to play catch up all spring when you prune early and prepare your trees and shrubs for the spring season.
Check plants for signs of animal damage
During the wintertime, some animals will turn to your plants while searching for food sources. You should take some time to evaluate your plants to see if any damage has been done. If it has, you may have to think about replacing certain plants once the weather breaks. It’s good to have a plan in place so that you aren’t stuck scrambling when winter finally ends.
Start purchasing seeds and plants for the spring
When you’re making your plan, it should include purchasing seeds and putting in orders for plants that you want to add to your garden this spring. Fortunately, there isn’t too much to do in the garden in February, which will leave you plenty of time to let your imagination run wild. By coming up with a plan for your garden and placing orders for what you want, you can get your garden up and running in no time in about a month or two.
In addition to tending to your garden in February, you should also start thinking about how you’re going to tend to your lawn this spring and summer. Is it time to invest in a sprinkler system? If so, let Suburban Lawn Co. put one in for you. Call us at 508-872-2727 to inquire about our residential sprinkler systems.