February Landscaping Tips for the South

With Spring just around the corner, it’s about time you start planning ways in which you can banish the gloom of winter landscapes. While most people wait until the warmer weather starts to settle in, the following tips are things to consider in the month of February…

  • Roses. Get roses in the ground now so they’ll be established before hot weather arrives. Choose bare-root roses for all but the warmest parts of the South. In the warmest areas, select container-grown plants.
  • Veggies. Plant potatoes, onions, lettuce, and spinach in all but northernmost areas. In northern areas of the South, wait a few weeks.
  • Trees. Add trees to your landscape this month. Select trees that are compatible with your soil type. Consult your extension service or a knowledgeable local garden retailer. Plant bare-root trees unless you garden in the warmer reaches of the region. Container-grown trees are a better option for the warmer areas.
  • Bedding plants. Set out cool-season annuals in cooler areas. Because cool-season annuals tolerate frost, they can be planted in areas where temperatures may drop. Lobelia, pansy, dianthus, and snapdragon are all good options.
  • Perennials. Create pots of spring-blooming perennials to stage an instant show in your garden. Candidates include Louisiana phlox, daylily, columbine, or purple coneflower.

Summit Landscape Group can help you with all of these and more! Call us today for a free consultation! Our team of experts take the time to get to know you and your yard so that we can present you with your ideal residential landscape – just in time for spring!