Super Bowl Sunday? Think gardening! It’s that time of year to trim roses bushes and crate myrtle trees for the Spring time.
Feeling a bit tired today, as I stayed up late at a Super Bowl party our dear friends were hosting. But the weather is so beautiful today, I am getting outside to do my Spring pruning.
The First Week of February is the Best Time to Prune Rose Bushes
It’s getting warmer in many parts of the country, and Spring is not too far off.
New growth is already starting to appear on the stems.
Last year, I missed the February pruning and felt like my rose bushes were not as full as they should be. For the most part, they still looked nice, but they looked a bit unruly…with long shoots protruding from the base. They didn’t have the nice rounded shape I wanted.
In Caring for Rose Bushes and Keeping the Deer Away, I discuss pruning and how to keep your roses from being destroyed.
This year, I went to town on pruning these rose bushes! Way back! I cut all those long unruly shoots and all the dead heads off. This will allow for a lot of new growth and a nice shape…. I still need to clean up the leaves that have gathered around the bushes and mulch the area. Many little clusters of weeds have also started to form in the mulch beds, spraying a bit weed killer will keep these weeds from spreading. I will wait until late March to do mulching, often times we will be hit with a surprise Spring snow storm.
The Best Time to Prune Crate Myrtle Trees
Early February is also the best time for “Pruning” and “Limbing Up” Crate Myrtle Trees.
In Other News..
I am working on a big backyard project. It is moving slower than I would like but I will share more details with you shortly.
That’s all for now.
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