Horticulturist Tips For February

markMark Burton is our head horticulturist here at Roanoke Landscapes. We talk often about landscaping issues that will be coming up and what to prepare for. This is tips for February from Mark.

Pruning:

Prune Liriope back to 2″, all ornamental grasses, Butterfly Bush, Abelia, Winged Euonymus, and many broadleaf evergreens (like Boxwoods and Japanese Hollies).

Crape Myrtles need selective pruning. DO NOT MURDER YOUR MYRTLES!!

Below you will find a video that shows you how to properly prune rather than murder your Crape Myrtles.

DO NOT prune spring flowering plants such as: Azaleas, Forsythia, Spirea, Lilacs, Quince, and Rhododendron. If you prune these you will be cutting off the new flower buds.

If some of these same flowering plants bloomed this fall with our unusually warm winter months of November and December, they will probably not bloom again this spring.

Have your lawn mower serviced NOW!!

Deadhead your Pansies and fertilize the with a good slow-release fertilizer like Plant-tone.

WHEN IN DOUBT CALL US HERE AT ROANOKE LANDSCAPES TO HANDLE ALL OF YOUR LANDSCAPING NEEDS LIKE PRUNING! 540-992-4845

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2 thoughts on “Horticulturist Tips For February

    • Hello E,

      Thank you for reading our blog. I will be actually posting a blog about vegetable gardens this month as well. Mark always says to look early and check often for beetles and bag worms. The soapy water is not going to hurt anything so late April, as long as you have kept a watchful eye, would be fine as well. Especially if it will deter the little buggers! Pun intended. 😉

      He says if you start noticing bag worms early it is best to hand remove them before they hatch, just FYI!.

      What kind of beans are you planting?

      Would love if you followed us, and if you ever have any ideas for a blog subject you would like addressed please let me know.

      Thank you,

      Michelle

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