winter garden tips

January Gardening Tips

January Gardening TipsJanuary Gardening Tips. Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year! Believe it or not this is still a great month to work in your garden (if it’s not too cold for you). Here’s a list of suggested task for January.

Water once or twice this month, yes even plants that are dormant.  Doing this will help keep your root system on all your shrubs and trees active.

Use dormant oil on plants, and trees that lose their leaves during winter. Instead of raking up all the fallen leaves, try incorporating them back into your soil or start up a compost pile. Throw in some compost maker to help speed up the process.

Prune all dormant plants now, keep in mind the best rule of thumb for pruning is to have a reason for every cut you make! Prune roses now thru early February (stop by for a pruning lesson).

Do not cut back Oleander, Palm trees, and Star Jasmine just yet. It is best to wait until late March.

Fertilize your fescue, bluegrass, or ryegrass lawn if it is not looking as green as is should. Use 16-8-8 with iron, zinc, and sulfur now.  Do not fertilize Bermuda grasses until late March.

January Gardening Tips

Our roses should be ready to plant by late January or early February so hurry for best selection. We carry Weeks and Monrovia Roses.

January Gardening Tips

If you are thinking about planting fruit and or shade trees now is a good time.  Planting fruit and shade trees now will help establish roots before our hot dry winds begin.

Don’t forget now is also the time to plant pansies, snapdragon, viola, calendula, primrose, and perennials. These items will begin to arrive weekly at your local nurseries.


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January Gardening Tips

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