GardenWise’s February Garden Tips

On Monday, we talked about what you can do in your garden during the cold winter months to prepare for Spring.  In addition to our tips, the Washington Post came up with a few more ideas for the month of February: 

Spray For Pests Now — Spray roses, fruit trees, and other ornament prone to mites, scale and lacebug with dormant oil to kill overwintering eggs.  An oil spray in winter will minmize pest problems this growing season.

Hoe & Pull Winter Weeds – Hoe or pull weeds taht have taken hold in garden beds and are preparing to bloom and seed, especially benbit and chickweed.

Cleaning Garden Beds – Continue to clean up garden beds in advance of spring.  Cut back faded perennial foilage and rake wind-blown leaves, which may be covering emerging bulbs and harboring slugs and other pests. 

And be sure to remind yourself, as the country prepares for another large storm that will certainly bring more snow to the DC area, Spring officially begins on March 20th ! 

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