December Gardening Tip
December Gardening Tips
- Prepare evergreens for winter by trickling water from a hose about 2-4 feet from the trunk. Let it water deeply for one to two hours.
- Leave carrots in the ground to harvest during the winter by allowing the tops to die back, cover with landscape fabric, and then 12 inches of straw or similar material.
- Clean up perennials for winter by removing dead plant material and cutting them back to 2-4 inches high.
- Work organic matter into the garden to decompose throughout the winter. Apply nitrogen fertilizer to help break it down before tilling.
- Clean all garden tools and make sure they are dry before storing for winter. Sharpen and grease pruners and loppers.
- Remove vegetation and debris around structures to eliminate habitat that encourages pests.
- Seal and caulk openings around basements, windows and doorways and use a registered insecticide around the foundation to prevent spider
- Use Ropel® as a deterrent to rodents.
- Walk through crisp fall leaves and enjoy their crunch and aroma.
- Plant amaryllis bulbs for Christmas blooms.
- Remove debris and dead plant materials from around the garden and buildings.
- Poinsettas available at local nurseries.
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