After a month of very little garden work to do. February is when you really should start thinking about the lawn again. This is the time to check your tools are prepared and ready for the new year ahead.
Maintain Your Tools
First on the February checklist is maintenance. You need to have a check whether your lawn mower and other garden tools are in good working condition and haven’t been affected by the winter cold.
Alongside this, check the lawnmower blade is sharp so you cut the grass cleanly preventing yellowing of the grass tips, and that you have enough trimming line for your grass trimmer. There’s nothing worse than being caught short and only getting half the job done. If you need anything extra, you can purchase genuine Flymo spare parts and accessories here.
Look After Shrubs and Small Bushes
In February there is still a risk of frost and snow, even though the temperatures may slowly start to rise. Any tender shrubs or trees, will appreciate a generous application of mulch. This will help to insulate and protect the roots from the freezing conditions.
If you tried to stabilise any trees or plants last month, check the tree ties to ensure they aren’t cutting into the bark or something similar.
Clean and Tidy
Last but not least, if you have a glass/greenhouse, now is a good time to get them cleaned up, in perfect time for the growing season. Warm soapy water will do the job just fine. Sweep the floor, scrape off any mould or moss and wash all the windows to ensure maximum light into the greenhouse.
Also remember to clean all any pots, especially the inside to kill any harmful bacteria that might attack your plants in the spring. Also clean out your shed and get your tools sorted into places that are easy to reach for when you need to start work on your lawn.