January Gardening Tips

What can I plant now?
Bedding Plants: Pansy, viola, petunia, and snapdragon
 are all flowers that will give you yard and garden lots of color in the Winter months. To learn more about planting annuals, click Here.

Herbs: Parsley, thyme, sage, dill, fennel, garlic, comfrey, and cilantro grow well in the cooler months.  Click Here to learn more about planting herbs.

Bulbs: Crinum, agapanthus, and gloriosa lily can be planted now.  Consider laying mulch around the bulbs to help protect them from cold temperatures.  Click Here to learn more about planting bulbs in your garden. 

Vegetables: Irish potatoes, broccoli, kale, carrots, and lettuce can be planted in the cool months. Click Here to learn more about planting vegetables.

What maintenance is required this month?

Deciduous Fruit:  Plant deciduous plants now so they have time to develop and grow before the warmer Spring months. Existing deciduous trees can be trimmed back and fertilized.  Click Here to learn more about deciduous plants.

Cold Damage: Wait to cut back cold damaged plants until warm weather returns.  Click Here  to learn more about lawn weed control.

Pruning:  Now is a good time to prune back shrubs and trees that don't flower.  Click Here to learn more.  

Crapemyrtle:  Trim back twiggy branches, crossing limbs, and seed pods to create a good form for the Spring. Click Here to learn more about crapemyrtles.

Soil Test: If your plants are not growing well, consider doing a soil test to see if your soil needs extra nutrients.  Click Here  to learn more.

Always good to...
Trim St. Augustine grass at 3-4" high  
Deadhead flowers to promote growth
Check your irrigation system to ensure plants receive enough water

For more information on lawn tips, please visit http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/lawn_and_garden/

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