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Hot Climate February Garden Calendar

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February Calendar

For Hot climates (USDA hardiness zones 10-11)

 

 

·►Trees and Shrubs

In hot, dry weather, control spider mites by spraying regularly with insecticidal soap.

Apply Dormant oil spray to camellias and evergreen hollies to eradicate scale insects and kill overwintering insect eggs.

Prune shrubs like beautyberry, butterfly bush, and smoke bush to the ground to encourage summer flowers.

Take cuttings of woody plants.

Prune yaupon hollies and other evergreens.

·►Annuals

Direct seed marigolds and zinnias.

o Set out plants that require warm soil, such as lantanas and periwinkles.

Apply summer mulch to any established plantings.

Be prepared to protect tender plants from sudden frosts.

Weed, water and fertilize winter plantings as needed.

·►Perennials and Bulb

Divide and replant overgrown or crowded perennials and bulbs.

Sow seeds for late spring planting.

Plant new permanent beds of summer-flowering bulbs.

Weed, water, fertilize and deadhead as needed.

·►Roses

Spray for black spot, mildew.

Plant container grown roses.

Water deeply in dry weather and apply a complete slow-release fertilizer to established-but not to new-roses.

Control weeds with shallow cultivation or by hand pulling. Rose roots can be damaged if cultivation goes deeper than 1 inch.

Sharpen pruning tools.

·►Vegetables and Herbs

Locate a good source for organic mulch; save newspaper to put underneath.

Destroy any overwintering pests such as the leaf-footed bug.

Plant potatoes around the first of the month.

Begin planting warm-season crops, like beans, corn, melons, and squash.

Set out peppers and eggplants.

·►Tomatoes

Set out tomato plants. In areas of high rainfall (more than 30 inches per year), use raised beds.

Keep transplants growing vigorously with weekly applications of a soluble fertilizer and regular watering.

Wrap row covers around cages for wind and pest protection and to raise temperatures a few degrees.

·►Lawns

Inventory your lawn supplies. List those needed for spring

Perform a soil test to determine nutrient needs, if not done already.

Watch for pythium blight fungus, which can infest warm season grasses from now through late spring.

·►Patio and Container Plants

Monitor plants daily for water needs and pest control.

Pinch back and deadhead as needed.

Fill in gaps with cool season annuals such as calendulas, pansies, and stocks for late-winter and spring display.

Plant pre-cooled flowering bulbs.

 

 

Source:Reader’s Digest 1001 Hints & Tips For Your Garden

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