All homeowners in the UK love their gardens. The outdoor space we have to relax and entertain friends in is key to our homes.
Over Winter, our gardens can be battered by the poor weather and become a little unruly. As we head through February, now is the ideal time to head outside and start doing some gardening jobs before Spring arrives.
Here are some useful tips for gardening in February
Sow turnips and lettuce
Growing your own vegetables is increasingly popular now and February is a great time to start. Turnips are simple to grow and ideally suited to the UK weather. It is a great tip to sow early varieties like Tokyo Cross now and cover over with a cloche. Lettuce is also worth planting in February so you get tasty leaves come summer – just remember to cover for now in case the frost comes again!
Pay attention to your beds
Another great gardening tip for February is spreading well-rotted manure on your plant beds. If you do not have any, a good quality compost is fine. Once you have spread it over the beds, make sure to fork it through to really help improve your soil. Spreading manure or compost around shrubs and rose bushes is also advised now.
Give your machinery a check
One very good job to do now is to simply check over your garden tools and machinery. You will need them ready when Spring comes in order to really get things in order. Take the chance now to make any repairs necessary or replace any tools that are too far gone.
Think about artificial grass
One great tip for February is laying an artificial lawn in place of your real turf. Caring for a real grass lawn not only gives you more work to do now but also in the months to come. An artificial lawn, on the other hand, is much lower maintenance and means you get more chance to actually enjoy your garden come Spring.
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