During February there are very early signs of nature waking up. Snowdrop shoots may be appearing and plants are just starting to respond to increasing light levels and temperatures. There are still lots of tasks to do in the garden so brace the icy winds and flurries of snow and step outside.
- Plan any garden design work ahead of spring/summer.
- When the snow arrives, knock off any heavy snow from shrubs and conifers to prevent its weight damaging branches.
- Order and plant bare root and rootball shrubs, hedging and trees. (Contact us for advice or ask about our At Home Consultancy Service where we come to you).
- Prune back shoots on mophead and lacecap hydrangeas to a pair of buds - book a garden tidy
- Protect blossom on fruit trees – especially less hardy fruit such as apricots, nectarines and peaches.
- Prune winter-flowering shrubs, like winter jasmine, that have finished flowering.
- Prune Wisteria – download our handy factsheet
- Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges.
- Plan ahead - Consider upgrading wooden decking and fencing to a composite (this is something we can advise on as part of a garden re-design).
- Prune mahonia, removing old stems to make room for new growth.
Contact our Maintenance and Landscaping division direct with all your planting and landscaping requirements from screening and filling ugly gaps to completely transforming your garden with a new design and build.
We also offer garden tidies, from one off garden clearances to more regular scheduled garden maintenance.
Tel: 0118 934 1500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org