Choose a nice sunny day and fertilize your winter pansies, violas, and ornamental cabbage. It’s also a great time to deadhead any unsightly or damaged flower heads. Be sure to also remove any seed pod stems. Fertilize your winner flower displays with products that contain “nitrate nitrogen” for plants growing in cold soil.

Bare-root roses will arrive in nurseries this month! Start designing your landscape plan to incorporate spacing for each plant. The plants come in a wide variety of colors and textures to choose from. Just remember, when configuring the total square footage you will need. The basic rule of thumb is four feet wide and twelve inches deep for each plant to include new soil.

Now that leaves are gone in the Greater Hampton Roads area, it’s easy to see the limb structure of trees and a great time for limb pruning and shaping. Crepe Myrtle’s are a very popular landscape variety in Virginia and are usually pruned during the months of January and February. Just remember to remove any unsightly or overhanging areas while trees are dormant. It’s also, a great time to complete any large tree pruning projects. For more month-to-month guidance in lawn and landscape planning visit Home Guides or The Garden Helper.

Our team here at Extra Mile Lawn Care stands ready to assist you in any and all of these tasks to help improve the curb appeal of your home, increase its value and heighten your enjoyment of its beauty. Make it your goal to have the best looking lawn and landscape this Spring. Just give us a call for a Free Estimate at (757) 383-7474 or email us at

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