Mark 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.
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.
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