What to do in January for Gardening
January can be a cold month, it may be a month for clean up or simply kick back and relax until warmer weather hits.
-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.
-Take stock of what went well and what did not work in the garden 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 garden.
-If starting a garden 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. This way you can beat the crowd.
-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.
-Take a survey of your garden tools and determine what needs to be cleaned, sharpened or replaced.
-Take inventory of what yard supplies you have, that you can use what you have or purchase new supplies when the season comes.
-Read about gardening to get new ideas on plants, techniques, or tools. Books, blogs, websites are great sources for inspiration.