Wintertime is Here

There is much that can be done in the the winter months to ensure healthy growth in the sprint.

PRUNE
This is a great time to cut back any dead or diseased portions of plants, dead-head perennial blooms, cut long shoots off plants and ornamental trees, and simply tidy up the landscape. Late January to early February is ideal for cutting back Crepe Myrtles. Our rule of thumb is to prune back anything the size of your pinky finger or smaller. Beware of cutting back evergreens too hard. This could cause early growth resulting in winter burn.

PREPARE
Be thinking of Spring plantings and projects. Start planning hardscape construction.

 

PLANT
Have you been wanting to relocate a plant or shrub? This is a great time to make the move. While plants are dormant they go through less shock and are better able to stabilize themselves before spring growth. Want some winter color in your garden? Try pansies, violas, ornamental cabbage and kale.

POLISH
Take advantage of these cool days to get out in the garden and tidy up. Fresh mulch and straw protect roots during the cool weather. Rake the fallen leaves and compost where possible. Tuck the bed edges to create well-shaped, defined borders.


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