What to do in December for Gardening
-Check and if needed, water your established evergreens and your newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials from summer/fall plantings. Here is a list of plants that appreciate a drink of water in the winter.
-If the daytime highs are above 32 degree F; you can plant potted, bare root, B&B (balled and burlap) trees and shrubs.
-Rake up any leaves off the lawn that haven't been picked up yet or have blown in.
-Take stock of what went well and what did not work in the landscape this year. From there you can meet with us to help come up with a new plan on what to look for and how to improve on the landscape.
-If starting a landscape project in the spring make an appointment for a Landscape Design Consult, this way you have notes or a landscape plan to work on when spring comes. You can also beat the rush this way.
-If you have a pruning question or concern, now is a great time to take a picture, print that picture and bring it out to the nursery for us to look at. It's a lot easier to look at a tree or shrub structure when there are no leaves on it. Then we can mark the picture of what to take off and you can determine if it's something you can handle or hire a tree trimmer.
-Read about gardening to get new ideas on plants, techniques, or tools. Books, blogs, websites are great sources for inspiration.