February Landscaping

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It’s a cold and gloomy February day. The sky is gray, with a mixture of rain and snow coming down. Gardening is probably the last thing on our minds – I know all I want to do is curl up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a book. However, spring may not be as far away as it seems. If you want to preserve your gardens and landscaping, February can actually be an important month for preparing for the spring gardening spree:

February Landscape To-Do

It may not feel like it, but we are just about there.  Spring is knocking on the door. Here are some garden tips to tackle in February to help you get ready for the busy season ahead. …

Surprisingly, even if it’s still too cold to plant anything, there’re still some landscaping tasks you can do. You can also use the particularly cold days to start planning out your 2014 garden – and for this job you can stay curled up by the fire!

Finally, you can use those rare sunny days to get in some mulching. Here in the Fairfax/DC area we’ve had pretty varied temperatures recently. All this thawing and refreezing is hard on your plants – which is why you might consider adding a protective covering of mulch:

Winter Mulching in Cold Climate Gardens

In areas that experience freezing temperatures, winter mulching differs from mulching during the growing season. We mulch our gardens in the spring to suppress weeds, retain moisture and feed and warm the soil. While we may spread a layer of soil conditioning compost or manure in the fall…

Don’t let the winter doldrums get you down – use the wet days to plan ahead, and take advantage of those sunny days to get out there and start on your landscape!

February Landscaping appeared first on FairfaxTreeService.com.

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