February is the perfect time for planning and rejuvenating. We can't wait for the first signs of spring! Here at Calgo, we're planning to reopen full time in March, with exciting plans for our nursery.

This spring Kerry Estomin will be joining Drew TinerDavid Szeller, and Calgo owner and principal landscape designer Mark Estomin, as an integral part of the the Calgo team, and will be on hand full time in the nursery to answer all of your garden related questions. Whether you're a master gardener or planning your first dream garden, Kerry will offer the advice and knowledge necessary to help you design your own personal oasis.

The Calgo team is now busily planning and preparing for spring. By taking advantage of those rare, warm and sunny days we are periodically graced with this time of year, it's possible to get get some of your winter yard maintenance done and be one step ahead when spring makes its appearance.

Now is the time to...

Plan your garden: 

  • Choose the right plants for your location.
  • Be creative with color schemes.
  • Have a realistic expectation of the amount of time you are prepared to give.
  • The planning stages are the fun part and help brighten up dreary, chilly February days.

Maintain garden tools:

  • Sharpen blades, make repairs or replace hand tools as necessary.
  • Tune up the lawnmower.

You'll be able to jump right into yard maintenance once it's warm enough.      .

Clean up the yard:

  • Check for ice and snow damage.
  • Clear away broken limbs and debris.
  • Check your trees and shrubs to see when they should be pruned.

Check flower beds:

  • Pull any weeds if the ground isn't frozen and replace mulch. You will be ready to pop in annuals and perennials once the time is right.
  • Turn your compost over and mix thoroughly. Add fallen leaves. Come spring,you'll have fresh and nutrient rich soil to add to your plantings.
  • Continue filling bird feeders. The birds will love it and you'll love watching them.


We're ready to say bye-bye to winter and hello spring!