Pre-emergent and Tree Fertilizing time
Also February is a good time to treat your trees with a fertilizer and systemic insecticide to help new leaf growth and limit the potential infestation of gual, aphids and other insects that attack new/young leaves on our native and ornmental trees and shrubs.
The treatment of roses is usually done in March. But around the 14th of February (Valentines Day) we typically do the annual pruning of the roses where we remove dead and conflicting wood on the rose bushes and do a cut back by as much as 2/3's to 3/4's - this pruning time is typically a cold time in central Texas and allows the plants to rest prior to the Spring growth. Cutting during this cold period also helps assure the plants do not begin a vigorus growth due to the new pruning and then get hit by a hard freeze.
This is a great time to fluff and mulch your rose beds while the bushes are cut back too.... A treatment of SuperThrive t