Are your fingers itching to dig into your flowerbeds? Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get your hands dirty. Prepare your landscape for spring with these winter landscaping tips for Georgia gardeners.
January Gardening Tips
- Check garden design trends for 2017. Not only will it soothe your gardener’s soul, it’s a great way to find fresh ideas for your flowerbeds. This year we’re loving locally sourced materials and natural materials to accentuate your garden design.
- Prepare flowerbeds for bare-root roses, which arrive in local garden centers this month.
- Clean rust off garden tools, replace the oil and gasoline in your mower, and sharpen mower blades.
- Tend your winter vegetable gardens.
- Prune woody trees and shrubs later in the month.
- Water pansies after a freeze to rehydrate their roots.
- Keep an eye out for poison ivy. It can sprout early.
February Gardening Tips
- Don’t spray Roundup on bermudagrass, even if it hasn’t fully sprouted.
- Make any major landscape changes now so spring will be a breeze.
- Test the soil to determine how to fertilize your lawn in the spring.
- Rotate houseplants every few weeks to ensure even growth.
- Plant peas, onions, and asparagus for spring veggie gardens.
- Build raised beds.
- Clean out bird houses and prepare them for new residents.
March Gardening Tips
- Fertilize pansies in the first week or two of March.
- Lime the soil (unless you’ve done so recently).
- Seed tomatoes in indoor containers.
- Prune holly shrubs.
- Plant bare-root roses.
- Prune rose bushes, if you haven’t done so earlier in the winter.
- Plant fescue or apply pre-emergent herbicides to established fescue grass.
- Repot house plants into larger containers and move them outdoors.
C&M Residential provides landscape maintenance services in Marietta, GA. If you don’t have time for winter lawn care, give us a call.