January is filled with promises, resolutions, and planning. This shouldn’t just apply to your waistline, but also to your lawn. January is National Mail-Order Gardening Month, which means it is time to start ordering the supplies you will need to have a successful and hassle-free landscape season. Chances are that you did not get all of your winterization done; this includes a fall clean up of all the leaves, pruning, and fertilizing. Here are a few tips that you will need in order to make sure you are ready for this spring:
- As soon as there is decent weather it should be safe to prune your dormant trees and shrubs.
- Apply anti-desiccants to newly planted evergreens.
- Inspect your winterized roses and make sure that they are still covered.
- Continue protecting container plants from freezing temperatures.
- If winter veggies look yellow, add nitrogen fertilizer.
- Frost free zones can now plant spring annuals outdoors.
There is always something to be done when you are dealing with living plants so make sure to double check everything. Don’t forget to place orders for tools and irrigation parts that you may need come spring time. You wouldn’t want to be waiting on one small part because it was out of stock.
It is easy to shrug off your yard duties because it is cold out and everything is covered in the white stuff. However if you wish to have a blossoming yard when spring rolls around, it is essential to make sure that your prep work is done. Inspecting, pruning and planning are all things that will bring peace and relaxation to your life.
**Backflow: It is very important to check on your backflow device and what pipes you can reach or see. When spring rolls around it could be a disaster if pipes have burst or your backflow has broken.
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