Join the RHS today and support our charitable work
Keep track of your plants with reminders & care tips – all to help you grow successfully
For the latest on RHS Shows in 2021, read more
RHS members get reduced ticket prices
RHS members get free access to RHS Gardens
Free entry to RHS members at selected times »
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Help us achieve our goals
Join the RHS today and support our charity
Turf can be laid, provided the soil is not too wet or frosty. Work from planks, to avoid compacting the soil. Do not walk on the newly laid turf and leave undisturbed for several weeks to allow new roots to establish.
If the weather is warm, you may need to start mow. Set the cutting height at its maximum, and only mow when the grass is dry.
Re-cut lawn edges to crisp up the appearance of the garden and save work later in the season.
Prepare seed beds for new lawns to be seeded later in the spring, but only attempt this if the ground is not too wet.
Keep brushing away worm casts, as they can be troublesome at this time of year.
Continue to look out for moles. Their activity increases in February, as this is the mating and nest (fortress) building season. Remove the largest hills and re-firm the ground before overseeding with grass seed in spring.
Fusarium patch, or snow mould, and algae may continue to be a problem.
Things to do in the garden this month
Trees and shrubs
Greenhouse, conservatory and houseplants
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.