Garden and Landscape Projects to Complete in February

 

 

  • Prune fruit trees, blueberries, and roses before bud break.
  • Apply dormant spray treatment to fruit trees, berries, grapes, roses, and other trees and shrubs in the landscape before bud break.
  • Clean-up winter windfall, leaf litter, weeds, or other debris left in the yard or garden from last season. Put debris in a compost pile.
  • Start a compost pile if you don’t already have one.
  • Put Mason Bee nesters in or around your garden and fruit trees. Give nesters western or southern exposure to the sun, if possible.
  • Place Mason Bee cocoons in nesters or other small cavities, or holes in trees, posts, or other surfaces.
  • Apply lime to the lawn, if not completed last fall.
  • Treat flower and shrub beds, walkways, driveways, or other open areas where weeds grow readily with Pre-Emergent herbicides to prevent weed growth in spring. Common Pre-Emergents that are available are:  Casoron, Hi-Yield Herbicide Granules, Snapshot, Treflan, Weed Impede, and many others.
  • Begin treating for moss on hard surfaces such as concrete walkways and asphalt driveways. Apply moss killer to flower/ shrub beds once winter clean-up is completed. Treat lawns for moss in March and April.

Dormant Spray

DORMANT SPRAY IMPROVES PLANT HEALTH, FRUIT QUALITY

Winter dormant spray is applied to fruit trees and many ornamentals as a clean-up treatment for over-wintering insects and diseases. This application is done after leaf drop, when plants go into winter dormancy. It is usually a combination of horticultural dormant oil and a copper fungicide that is applied. Dormant spray helps prevent the establishment of insects and diseases such as aphids, mite, leaf spot, and mildew. Trees and shrubs that have received a dormant treatment will generally be healthier, and less prone to insect infestation and damage during the following growing season.

The dormant oil works by smothering insects and their eggs. Copper is a fungicide and a bactericide that kills fungal spores and bacteria left on the plant. The combination of oil and copper should be applied to all parts of the tree or shrub.

Burns Feed Store carries the spray concentrates necessary for applying either a standard or organic dormant spray treatment. A variety of sprayers that are appropriate for applying winter dormant sprays are in stock. An informational hand out with recommended product mixing rates is available, if needed too. Have healthier ornamentals, and fruit trees by applying a winter dormant spray treatment to these plants.

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8Cu.Ft. Utility Cart
11 1/2Cu.Ft. Jumbo Cart
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