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Gardening Calendar  

• Make someone feel special on Valentine’s Day!

• Colorful winter annuals will brighten your landscape...plant them in profusion!

• Apply fertilizer to your entire landscape to promote healthy, vigorous spring growth.

• While it is cold apply beneficial nematodes to control ticks and thrips.

• Begin pruning in mid-February––green and summer-flowering shrubs as well as bush roses and fruit trees.

• If green winter weeds are present in a brown lawn, control them with a mixture of orange oil and vinegar.

• Put out trichogramma wasps for caterpillar control (beginning in early February).

• Offer several varieties of food and fresh water for resident and migrating birds.

• Start tomato seeds indoors in January. Plant snow peas, asparagus crowns, onions, grapes, and blackberries.

• Cut back ornamental grasses before they begin their spring growth.

• Apply compost to turf areas for improved growth and better water retention.

• Sow Playmate winter rye for a green lawn, to prevent mud, and to help stop soil erosion.

• Prepare the soil for the spring vegetable garden.

• Plant lots of herbs and create flavorful meals through the winter.

• Add woody trees and shrubs to your landscape.

• Get out and take a walk in the crisp winter air.