Jobs of the month apartment February
In February, for some weeks now we can observe the lengthening of the days, which brings a general awakening of our apartment plants. If we have not proceeded in the autumn, in this month, it is time to carry out some works, such as pruning the specimens that need to be resized or have poorly balanced shapes; It is also advisable to carry out a general cleaning of the foliage, removing the damaged, dry or with few leaves, in order to favor the development of many new shoots.
As the warm season approaches, in February we can carry out some works, such as gradually starting to water the apartment plants in the winter vegetative rest, also starting again with the administration of fertilizers; remember to use specific fertilizers for each essence, especially as regards indoor plants: potted specimens can enlarge their roots in a small portion of land, in a confined space, and "conditioned" by our actions, deficiencies or excesses some minerals can cause serious damage to our plants.
February is also the time of the last repottings, to be done before the plants have shown a complete vegetative restart.
On the terrace
If the days are at least moderately hot we can also start thinking about the decoration of the terraces; especially in the southern regions, mild temperatures can allow us to prepare outdoor planters; in addition to plants that do not suffer from the cold, such as pansies and heather, we can also place primroses on the balcony, present in various colors: perhaps we also think of botanical primroses, such as P. obconica, with its particular inflorescences. If we keep pots and planters from last year, we take advantage of these weeks to clean and disinfect them, before we can use them. If the weather is unfavorable we can also think of preparing a small project for the terrace, with the aid of paper, pencil and maybe some volumes on pot gardening; also on our website you will find detailed information and images of many plants suitable for terraces and balconies.