Late this month and into March marks the time to apply dormant oil spray to roses and other trees and/or shrubs, particularly if they’ve had pests in the past year such as scale, mites or adelgid. Wait to spray until the temperatures reach above 40° and there is no rain in the forecast.
Pruning is important to begin this month for deciduous trees & shrubs.
Fruit trees can have suckers removed as well as branches that are crossing and rubbing. This process opens up air flow and sunlight for the tree and helps to minimize disease.
Blooming this month: Witch hazel and Heather