• Remember to show your love on Valentine’s Day!
• Colorful winter annuals will brighten your landscape...Plant them in profusion!
• Liven up indoor spaces with lush, green houseplants.
• Apply fertilizer to your entire landscape to promote healthy, vigorous spring growth.
• Create an herb garden.
• Begin pruning in mid-February––green and summer-flowering shrubs as well as bush roses and fruit trees.
• Plant root crops and leafy greens, asparagus, onions, leeks, snow peas and plants in the cole family.
• Prepare the soil for your warm season vegetable garden.
• Cut back ornamental grasses and other plants that have frozen.
• Continue feeding houseplants and all plants that have been brought indoors for the winter.
• Take care of native and overwintering songbirds by offering fresh water and a variety of food types.
• Start tomato and pepper seeds indoors in January.
• Apply 1/2” of compost to turf areas for improved growth, better water retention, and weed control.
• Sow Playmate winter rye for a green lawn, to prevent mud, and to help stop soil erosion.
• Make the first release of trichogramma wasps in early to mid-February to control tree-damaging spring caterpillars.
• Control green winter weeds with orange oil and vinegar.
• Anytime you think our winter weather is cold and dreary, check the forecast for Bangor, Maine. You’ll feel better.