Great Garden Tips: February Checklist

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Timely Garden Tasks For


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  • Walk around your garden and take inventory – is anything missing? Add a few shrubs to your 2023 wishlist if your garden lacks color or structure.
  • Order your plants from Great Garden Plants now to receive them in spring!
  • Water your plants in containers. Plants in containers (even when dormant) dry out much quicker than plants in the ground. Water lightly to keep them moist for the healthiest roots.
  • Water your evergreens if you’ve had a dry season. Evergreens with broad leaves are most at-risk for drying out from the winter winds and sun.
  • Clean and disinfect all your unused containers to prevent the spread of disease to future plants. 
  • If you need to apply dormant sprays, now is your last chance to do so! New growth will be emerging soon.
  • Growing vegetables or annual flowers from seed? Finalize your sowing and transplanting schedule after purchasing seeds.
  • Exclusive for gardeners in warm zones (8b-11):
    • Some dormant plants may start to leaf out, which means you can apply a slow-release balanced fertilizer to promote growth!
    • Prune your roses and cut a few branches out from the center to improve air circulation.

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