February gardening jobs for the month

Our handy guide to gardening jobs for the month of February. Please note gardening will be very much dependent on the weather in your area with the timings given as a guide only.

Kitchen Garden

  • Sow early crops in your coldframe, ie radishes and turnips seeds
  • Prepare bean and celery trenches
  • Apply slow-acting fertilisers such as bonemeal to your vegetable plot
  • Buy seed potatoes and onion sets
  • Start chitting seed potatoes for early varieties
  • Start sowing appropriate vegetables in the heated greenhouse

Flower Garden

  • Take dahlia cuttings from tubers
  • Sow bedding plants in seed trays in heated greenhouse or on windowsill
  • Start pricking out early sown bedding plants
  • Ensure greenhouse glass is clean so that plants receive plenty of light
  • Tidy up rock gardens and apply fresh chippings of decorative aggregates where necessary
  • Start killing perennial weeds on paths and driveways
  • Purchase seeds and bulbs 

Lawns

  • Brush off wormcasts
  • Now is the time to treat moss in the lawn with an appropriate mosskiller
  • Lay turf in mild areas providing the ground is not frozen or waterlogged