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  • January Lawn & Garden Tips

    In the Garden

    • Get ready, get set, plant! Dormant plants are ready to set into the ground. Shop early for the best selection of roses, fruit trees and berries.
    • Protect plants from frost. Plants in containers can be grouped close together on a porch or patio, or moved to a protected area next to a house or under a tree.
    • Get a head start on rose pruning. Remove dead and damaged branches first, and then prune canes back by 1/3 making cuts just above an outward facing bud, on a 45-degree angle.
    • Remember to water. Even in cold, plants need water to keep hydrated and to prevent from freezing.
    • Put the snap back in your garden by adding cool season colorful snapdragons, English daisy, pansy, stock and viola.
    • Sow your wildflower seeds. Scatter gaillardia, godetia, poppy and lupine seeds now for beautiful springtime bouquets.
    • Smother over-wintering pests by spraying with a dormant oil, use copper spray to control disease and leaf curl.

     

    In the House

    • Brighten up your interiors with Houseplants. Beautiful begonias, calatheas, cordyline and crotons add some much needed winter color to your indoor space while cleaning the air.
    • Turn your plants: Turn houseplants half way so they don’t grow too much toward the light.

     

    For the Lawn

    • Mower maintenance. Now is a good time to clean and maintain your lawn mower and other gardening equipment.

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