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Gardener's Monthly Checklist For February

InColor Plants Dec 28, 2022 9:29:13 AM
Gardener's Monthly Checklist For February

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Successful gardeners in Colorado and the surrounding region know there's always something to do throughout the year. Whether it's planning your layout, starting seeds, planting or fertilizing, InColor is here to offer key steps each month to help keep you on track throughout the year.

February can be one of the coldest in Colorado and the surrounding region. But while we are stuck inside, let’s go over this month's checklist to plan better for your upcoming spring garden.


Start sowing seeds indoors

1. Start sowing seeds indoors

You can jump start your veggie or annual seeds indoors in small planters until they’re ready to be transferred outside. Follow the directions for your specific seeds. Supply some nutrient rich organic soil with lots of good irrigation materials and then set them in a nice sunny window away from windy drafts. 

Be sure to read our blog: How To Start Seedlings At Home In 4 Easy Steps


Prune trees and shrubs

2. Prune trees and shrubs

Use this dormant season to go over any of your fruit or standard trees to remove any branches that are damaged or diseased. This will allow them to focus on providing energy for new growth in spring.


Plan your garden

3. Plan your garden

It’s critical to plan your garden at least a month before planting season. This allows you to plan out things like color schemes and where in the garden you're going to put each category of plant according to light needs. Make a list of the flowers, vegetables, and herbs you need then draw a diagram of your planned garden spaces or containers either with paper & pencil or on a drawing application. This can be as simple or detailed as you wish. Take your time and have fun with it! This is also a wonderful activity to involve novice or younger gardeners in the family.

Be sure to read our blog: Why Is Companion Gardening So Good?


Stop pests before they start

4. Stop pests before they start

There are many garden-destroying pests that need dealt with to keep crops and flowers safe. Most gardeners use an eco-friendly dormant oil to prevent eggs and larvae from maturing. But the biggest part of preventing pests is making sure you have healthy soil with the correct nutrients your plants need. Sickly plants often attract more pests. This means it’s important to clear your yard and garden area of debris like fallen foliage, branches, fruits or any general debris during winter. If you’ve experienced pest issues in previous years, you can purchase specific plants to ward them off.

Be sure to read our blog: 6 Common Garden Pests In Colorado.

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