What to do in the garden in February

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Filed Under: Blog, Calendar by Davy February 1, 2011, 9:48 am

Hello again,

If you are wondering why I write these blog posts telling you what you should be doing in the garden in an act that is seemingly doing myself out of business then let me explain… I am not here to just grab your money, I genuinely want to see you have a beautiful garden that will attract lots of wildlife and whether ¬†that’s you working on it or us here at Acres Garden Services I don’t really mind as long as it gets done.

February is a month full of excitement as many of the spring flowering bulbs are starting to appear. But you only get back what you have already put in, crocuses, the first of the daffodils, a few snow drops perhaps? You will also see the buds on the branches starting to appear. February is a mixed month and usually it offers the coldest weather of the year, although I think that December 2010 will give it a run for it money as I have never seen it so cold in December before!! But spring is just around the corner now so chin up :-)

Even though it is winter there is plenty to be getting on with in the garden at the moment, it’s not a particularly busy time but spending a bit of time outside won’t do you any harm at all and any time you invest now will pay off later in the year.

General Tasks

Low temperature and potentially high winds it is essential to make sure that any plants in your garden that need protection are taken care of. Keep feeding the birds and make sure that they have fresh water, a lot of small birds die of dehydration over winter as most of their water supplies can be frozen. Recently it has been found that birds are picking up diseases from unclean bird tables so now is a good time to give it a quick clean, just a brush down with some soapy water and and a stiff brush will do the trick. If you are feeling really keen you could even install a few bird boxes, just make sure that the cats can’t get to them!

Trees, Shrubs and Climbers

Now is the time to trim back your deciduous hedges before the birds start to nest. If it is mild where you are then you can start to prune back your roses now, if you are unsure of the weather then wait till next month. Later in the month you can prune back your ever green shrubs but if the weather is set to turn bad then wait for a bit. Brush snow off of hedges. Apply a mulch and fertiliser around the base of trees, shrubs and climbers.

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