February Garden Tips

  • Clean up deciduous and evergreen shrubs by cutting off dead, damaged or diseased branches.
  • Remove last year’s flower heads from Hydrangeas by cutting back no farther than 2 sets of fat healthy growth buds from the top of the stems.
  • Lift, divide, and replant late-blooming perennials if desired.
  • Lime lawns using a ‘prilled’ lime like Dolopril.
  • Improve soil in flower beds and vegetable gardens digging in Keefer’s West Coast Soil Energizer, composted manure or your own homemade compost.
  • Hunt for slugs and snails.  They will already be chomping on new emerging foliage, especially Primulas, Hosta leaves and Bleeding Hearts.
  • Fruit trees and berry bushes arrive mid-February.  Get digging!