February is the border between winter and spring
The clue to this month’s garden jobs lies in the quote above – February is the last of the precarious winter months and the time to make those preparations for coming Spring.
Garden Maintenance in February
February is the month when you garden starts to show the first signs of coming back to life after the go slow and dormancy of winter and because of that, it’s one of my favourite times to get outdoors and really make a difference to by sowing the seeds – literally and figuratively speaking – for the garden of your dreams.
February Gardening Tips
It is easy to think of February as a good month to leave the garden to itself and stay out of the rain, but this time of year is so important. If you have ever looked over your garden in midsummer with a critical eye, it is hard not to see jobs you should have done in the ‘off season. That shrub that was planted too close to its neighbour, a clashing colour combination or a wall or edging strip in sore need of replacement. In the summer there is usually just too much to do to take on any remedial work, and the plants will not thank you for being moved whilst in growth.