December Gardening Tips Las Cruces

December Gardening Tips Las Cruces

December is already here! Wow, what a quick year. Cold weather gardening is an important time of the year. Pre-plan for the upcoming spring. Don’t forget to water all plants and grasses at least once or twice this month. You should pull existing weeds to help reduce the number of seeds that may germinate or lie in the ground until ready to germinate. December Gardening Tips Las Cruces.

When to prune trees and shrubs?

Prune most dormant trees, shrubs, and roses now. In the Las Cruces area or the lower elevations of the southwest, you should take your yard trimmings and waste to a solid waste transfer station. If you can separate it, please. All this waste is mulched and then recycled if it is pre-separated from any trash.

Pre-Emergent to prevent weeds in spring.

You may also apply a pre-emergent herbicide to help keep any existing weed seeds from germinating. Some weeds may germinate very early in the season so be prepared. Pre-emergent herbicides are available in liquid or granular form and will last from 2-3 months and up to 6 months, depending upon application rates.

If you get a jump start on this it will really save a lot of time and money in late spring. Remember for the cold weather gardening color you can plant, pansies, snapdragons, dianthus, calendula, and Stock will bloom thru winter, especially if they are planted next to a building or house.

December Gardening Tips Las Cruces

Below is a list of Pre-emergent herbicides available at “Color Your World Guzman’s Garden Centers” or ask for them at your local retail garden store.

  • Weed stopper
  • Amaze
  • All season with lawn food


We have Noble fir Christmas trees for sale this Season.  Click here for more information.  We provide a fresh cut on all trees and store them in water. We also carry Poinsettias and Christmas cactus. Hurry in for best selection. Need to know what your USDA plant hardiness zone is? Click here to look it up now. The page will open up in a new window.

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