After years of working in the industry and building a nursery business around Oklahoma's inclement weather, we are suggesting the following maintenance guidelines.
February 2017 Maintenance Guidelines
- When Oklahoma temps are over 40 degrees, apply our ferti-lome Dormant Oil Spray to your deciduous trees and shrubs to control overwintering insects. NEVER use dormant oil sprays on evergreen trees or shrubs.
- Plant your container and B&B trees.
- Prune shade trees, summer flowering shrubs, and hedges.
- Plant your vegetable garden with potatoes, onion, radishes, broccoli, etc., using an organic product such as our own Redbud Compost to rejuvenate your soil. For clay soils, use gypsum to loosen soil and add calcium to keep down blossom end rot in your tomatoes.
- Apply Captan to peach and nectarine trees to prevent peach leaf curl before bud swell.
- At the end of the month, start your garden seeds in a controlled environment to ensure readiness by the first week of April.
- Quick Tip: For best fertilizer application results, we recommend soil testing through the OSU Tech Center at NW 10th and Portland in OKC.
- Quick Tip: Spring blooming shrubs such as Forsythia may be pruned immediately after flowering.
Note: Thanks to Oklahoma Coop Extension Service for providing some of the suggested maintenance guidelines. Recommended products suggested by Marcum's may be purchased at both store locations. For questions regarding February maintenance guidelines, please call 288-2368 or 691-9100.