January Gardening Tips
Even in January you can get out and play in the dirt!
When the holiday decorations are taken down, fill the void with houseplants.
Houseplants come in nearly every size, shape and color
Very easy to grow since your house's climate is pretty consistent
Our streak of unseasonably warm weather has ended!
If a freeze is expected, make sure that all outdoor plants have been watered well.
Plants in containers can be grouped close together on a porch or patio, or moved to a protected area.
After a hard freeze water ornamental cabbage and pansies to help rehydrate their wilted leaves
Now is good time to prune overgrown trees and shrubs.
Do not prune spring flowering trees and shrubs like dogwoods, flowering cherries and azaleas. Wait until after they bloom to prune them.
Transplant & Plant
Continue to plant or transplant shrubs, trees and perennials as long as the ground is not frozen.
Transplanting and planting gives plants more time to establish before the summer heat
Now is a good time to clean and maintain your lawn mower and other gardening equipment.
Feed the Birds
Food sources are scarce at this time of year.
Besides seed, suet cakes will attract many birds and provide the calories they need to maintain their body heat