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February gardening checklist

What to do in your garden during February

It’s still winter but there are definite sign of Spring with small bulbs and early flowers just visible. Get ahead with your garden preparations before things get really busy in March. On finer days, you can start spending some quality time in the garden which can include weeding, clearing your borders and selective pruning.

Top jobs for February

  1. New beds and borders can be dug if the soil is workable ie not waterlogged or frozen.
  2. Order new plants
  3. Prepare new lawn areas by weeding, digging them over, treading level and raking. Then let the soil settle before turfing later.
  4. Start feeding your soil now, ready for the growing season. Peat-free mulch from Apsley Farms that is rich in essential micronutrients will add organic matter to improve the soil before Spring planting begins. Our mulch is approved by the Soil Association for organic use.
  5. If the grass begins to grow, you can mow the lawn in mild weather. Put the mower blade on the highest setting so you don’t scalp the grass.
  6. Prune certain shrubs and deciduous hedges.
  7. The clematis variety thats bloom in early or late summer can be pruned. Cut back to knee-height, just above a pair of buds.
Apsley Farms in Andover, Hampshire

Sustainability and efficiency are at the heart of everything we do at Apsley Farms. We’ve adopted cutting edge technologies and turned low value crops into renewable energy. We focus on a circular economy by returning the nutrients in our digestate products back to the land as a fertiliser.
Our process of generating green gas and other important by-products ticks three important boxes: it displaces natural gas (fossil fuel) in the gas grid to heat people’s homes; it displaces CO2 made by the fertiliser industry, which is essential in the food industry; and it simultaneously generates natural fertiliser in the process!