What to do at the dacha in February: works on kitchen garden and in garden

What to do at the dacha in February: works on kitchen garden and in garden

In February the earth, despite low temperatures, begins to be preparing for arrival of spring. Externally it almost is not shown in any way. Gardeners and gardeners open new season.

The calendar of garden and garden works for February

Surely visit the site to check, how reliably plants are protected from frosts. This month they can be heard from, how on any the friend. See, whether on the place the protective shelter. Usually foliage and brushwood on outcome of winter can be displaced by wind. In case of need update layer or for a while cover plants with jute bags.

Carry out works on snow retention. Condense snow cover around perennials, fruit-trees, ornamental plants, bushes. Be longer trampled on all site. It will well condense snow and will keep it for longer term from thawing in the spring, that is will detain moisture. This action is especially relevant in low-snow winters. 

For February the blizzards alternating with thaw are characteristic. The similar weather kotovasiya brings to sticking of huge number of snow on branches of trees. For this reason along with ramming you are not lazy to shake snow, otherwise its surplus will lead to breakage of branches. To all other, it is more necessary to the earth: friable snow will protect roots of plants from vymorazhivaniye at hard frosts.  

February is considered rather snow month, but also at this time often there are clear days. In the afternoon the sun begins to warm already well. At this time temperature sharply increases, the soil thaws, and on its surface water accumulates. As result - plants wake up and start in growth.

Similar weather can stay up to 7-10 days, and then cold weather, sometimes even severe frosts returns again. On the surface of the soil there is ice crust that often leads to inevitable death of sprouts of perennials, berry-pickers, in particular, of wild strawberry and also flowers.

Because of temperature differences the trees suffer from frost cracks, at them kidneys can sometimes freeze, and bark gets solar burns. It is necessary to watch it all February. Burns should be greased with the garden thief as soon as possible. Shtamba of trees need to be whitewashed anew if old whitewashing was showered here and there.

Carry out winter cutting of fruit-trees. Do it only during thaw. This operation even at small frost can damage plants. 

At the end of month do vaccination of fruit-trees and shanks of grapes. You watch that shanks rodents could not profit. You store roots with the imparted shanks till spring prikopanny in a little damp sand in the cool place. Do not allow premature disclosure of kidneys. For this purpose maintain the correct temperature.

The end of month - suitable time for preparation of shanks. Also see the shanks prepared in the fall and add a little water to sand where they are stored.

Fight against rodents on the site

February - time when at rodents their food stocks come to end and they come for search of food in orchards. Besides the condensed snow, it is possible to protect plants from hares and mice fir-tree fir twigs. If trunks since fall are tied with fir twigs, surely see them, and if necessary update protection. 

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team