February Gardening Calendar

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Wondering What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden?

Below is a calendar of key things you can be doing in your garden during the month of February.

Approximate Timing & February Gardening Activities:

Early February

  • Protect fruit trees once more while they are in their dormant state, with a 3rd round of dormant spray treatments.
  • Hold off on Fertilizing outdoors, it’s still too early.
  • It’s a great time to prune both your fruit trees and roses. Tips on pruning.
  • Plant your edible bulbs – onions, potatoes, shallots, garlic and more.


  • Best selection available and ideal time to plant your summer flowering bulbs – lilys, freesia, ranunculus and more.
  • Apply weed preemergent to help control weeds in spring.
  • Valentines’ Day - Skip the cut flowers and give them a gift that will continue to grow, like your love!
  • Start seeds indoors to transplant in 6 weeks out in the garden.

White Roses on a rose bush.

Late February

  • Apply Bonide Orchard spray to fruit trees (especially apple) to combat codling moth before start of life cycle.
  • Still a great time to plant roses and fruit trees.
  • Time to do a little spring prep: Check your irrigation system – you’ll need to turn it back on soon. Start prep on your veggie beds by amending with worm castings, compost, or raised-bed soil.
  • Your houseplants and orchids may need a little extra TLC this time of year. Repotting your houseplants before spring will allow time for that new growth surge. Fertilizer with Osmocote or Schultz and be sure to watch for new bugs that can accompany new growth.
  • Watch for slugs – and be ready with Sluggo.
  • New spring flowers will be arriving soon!

Contact your local SummerWinds Nursery to learn more. 

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