Gardening Tips for February for Fairfield, CA

Northwest Region

  • Make sure your lawn mower is tuned up. Sharpen and sterilize your garden tools.
  • Make a cold frame or hot bed to start your vegetable and flower plants early.
  • Prune established fruit trees and berries.
  • Spray lime sulfur on fruit and deciduous trees and shrubs.
  • Remove any diseased or damaged branches from trees and shrubs.
  • Clean up any weeds before they go to seed or develop roots. Weed now to reduce work later!
  • You can start seeds indoors now, such as brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, and most herbs; remember to keep them in a warm place, but avoid keeping them in direct sunlight.
  • Add manure, compost, or fertilizer to your rhubarb bed.
  • Do you get moles? Set out humane traps.
  • Repot houseplants; be sure to provide them with plenty of sunlight and fresh air.
  • Consider investing in a soil thermometer so that you know when the soil is warm enough for seeds to germinate outdoors.
  • As soon as the soil is workable, add in manure or compost to prepare your garden for planting.