With the days getting noticeably longer, but the nights still chilly and often frosty, our Care & Development team talk you through their February Gardening Tips.

Tending your garden correctly throughout the year is key to enjoying it to its full potential.

We cover tree care, pruning and how to prepare your lawn for the spring, as well as general seasonal maintenance tasks which are all part of the annual garden care lifecycle. 

And we will always finish with tips for supporting your gardenโ€™s wildlife, because that is one of our core values at GreenArt.  We hope you find these February Gardening Tips helpful.

Tree Care

๐ŸŒฟ Finish Pruning Apple and Pear trees.

๐ŸŒฟ Keep and eye out for tree damage while there is a lack of foliage to hide it, and remove if required.

๐ŸŒฟ Firm in newly planted trees as they may have been lifted by the frost.

๐ŸŒฟ Last chance to cut back overgrown shrubs and hedges before the nesting season starts again.

๐ŸŒฟ Tie in any dropped conifer branches to keep overall shape.

Plant Care

๐ŸŒฟ This is the last chance to get bare-root plants in the ground.

๐ŸŒฟ Prune Buddleias (hard), late flowering Clematis, old overgrowth shrubs, Roses (bush, shrub and climbers), winter-flowering Jasmine.

๐ŸŒฟ Plant bare-root raspberry cares, Jerusalem artichokes, Lily of the alley, Potted bulbs (Crocus, early Narcissus, Snowdrops), Rhubarb.

๐ŸŒฟ Apply organic fertilizers.

๐ŸŒฟ Prune off any old stems of herbaceous perennials.

๐ŸŒฟ Repot any house plants that are in poor condition.

๐ŸŒฟ This is the last chance to get bare-root plants in the ground.

Lawn Care

๐ŸŒฟ Mow lawns on a high setting if it needs a tidy and only if there is not a frost on the ground or low temperature forecast.

๐ŸŒฟ Pick out any weeds from your lawn.

๐ŸŒฟ Spike any compacted areas with a fork.

General Maintenance

๐ŸŒฟ Turn compost heaps to accelerate the breakdown, also cover if possible.

๐ŸŒฟ Sharpen tools and service machinery.


๐ŸŒฟ Keep and bird baths topped up and feeders well stocked.

๐ŸŒฟ Be patient with the birds if they have not yet nested in your bird boxes as it may take them some time to get used to them.

Care & Development Testimonial: "Gavin and Fraser have just been and the garden is looking great - they are doing a brilliant job!  I would definitely like GreenArt to continue doing our garden." - F.R., Ewelme, Oxfordshire

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