February 3, 2015 lindamckendry

February Gardening Checklist

Purchase/Plant
sum2007_august_mesclun

  • Continue to prucahse and plant Camellias and Azaleas
  • Choose and plant deciduous Magnolias
  • Purchase Clivia
  • Fill in beds and pots with cool-season bedding plants
  • Plant more winter veggies
  • Plant Mesclun and other lettuces

Trim/Prune/Mow/Divide

deadheading

  • Deadhead cool-season flowers to keep the blooming
  • Cut back Mexican Saliva and other sage
  • Cut back woody and overgrown perennials

Fertilize

roses-on-picket-fence

  • Continue to feed citrus trees
  • Feed deciduous fruit trees
  • Fertilize roses
  • Fertilize perennials

Water
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  • Water all garden plants according to their individual need; do not water succulents
  • Water roses
  • Keep bulbs well watered
  • January was a very dry month, continue to monitor your plants individual water needs with a water meter

Control Pests/Diseases/Weeds
pulling the weeds

  • Control pests on citrus trees
  • Protect roses from pests and diseases by using systemic fertilizer
  • Hand-weed flowers and vegetables

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