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, Pansies, Stock and Violas.
      • 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.