February Garden Tips

In the Garden

      • Be happy, be glad! Plant bulbs of glamorous gladiola now for spectacular summer color.
      • Add color to your yard by planting deciduous magnolias. Stunning flowering trees in full bloom make a beautiful focal point in the garden.
      • Don’t forget your sweetheart. Roses are always a favorite and Armstrong Garden Centers has the best selection of rose bushes. Blooming azaleas, hydrangeas and tulips are also beautiful.
      • Finish pruning roses. Begin feeding once new growth is 1-inch in length. Use E.B. Stone Rose Food.
      • Replenish cool season crops. You’ll be able to enjoy homegrown goodness until the weather warms up.
      • Feed me! Avocado and citrus trees are hungry for much needed nutrients, sprinkle the recommended amount of E.B. Stone Citrus and Fruit Tree Food about 2-feet from the trunk and water.
      • Make up your beds. Prepared spring flowerbeds by working compost or other organic material into the soil.
      • Shop for seeds. Get a head start on your summer kitchen garden. Look for delicious varieties from Botanical Interests.
      • Stop weeds from sprouting. Apply a pre-emergent herbicide, like Amaze to stop weeds in their tracks.

In the House

      • Adjust watering. The key to healthy houseplants is water but because of the reduced light intensity, houseplants may not need to be watered as often as they do when they are actively growing. Poke your finger in the soil to root depth. If it is dry, it is time to water. If leaves are turning yellow cut back on the water.
      • Turn your plants: Turn houseplants half way so they don’t grow too much toward the light.

For the Birds

      • Make room for the birds. Clean out bird houses so they will be ready to welcome new residents in a few weeks.
      • Keep feeding. Be sure to keep feeders full to attract and keep birds in your yard.