What can we say about this time of year? Cold. Damp. Snow. Ice. There have been far too few sunny days and we are 52% into the season. Did the ground hog see his shadow? Are we in for more cold weather? No and yes. It is supposed to be an early spring. We will keep our fingers crossed on that one.
It is now time to cut back those Crepe Myrtles if you haven't already. Also, if you have Knockout Roses, now is a good time to cut them back too. Last year I cut ours down to 12 inches above the ground. This year I am leaving them high so I can compare the growt and health of the blooms.
Leriope [monkey grass] can be mowed down with the mower on its' highest level. This will produce a very healthy blade in the Spring.