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Garden to do List – February

You might start to notice the days getting longer and weather getting warmer for the first time in a while this month. As we wave goodbye to the last of the winter months, February is a great opportunity to get back outdoors and spend a little more time in the garden.

Make the most of this month with AGD by following our top 5 tasks when gardening in February. 

1. Pruning

Prune currant bushes and apple & pear trees early on this month while they are still dormant. It’s also advisable to cut back late flowering shrubs, ivy and ornamental grasses.

2. Start spring tidying

With days starting to get warmer and longer, February is a good month to tackle some garden maintenance jobs in preparation for spring. Finish fixing trellises, fences, and garden furniture, clean out your greenhouse and get garden tools ready for the arrival of spring. You should rake beds clean before you start any planting and add waste material to compost bins

3. Wildlife

You might also notice the wildlife in your garden starting to wake up this month. Put out nest boxes, and if temperatures drop make sure you check feeders, ponds and birdbaths for ice.

4. Planting

As spring advances there will be increasing signs of life in your garden. Providing we don’t get any frost this month, you could start to plant out onions and shallot sets, garlic, and new fruit trees.

5. Lawns

Natural grass lawns demand a lot of attention during February. As the weather turns milder you may also start to notice worm casts and weeds appearing again.

If the weather does turn frosty or we get heavy rainfall at any point then it’s best to stay off garden turf to avoid damaging the grass.

For those with artificial grass lawns, a quick brush every couple of weeks to get rid of leaves and debris should ensure your lawn stays looking lush and green.

For more information on how to transform your garden this month then get in touch with our experts at Artificial Grass Direct.