January- the month of new beginnings. You will have twelve months of gardening ahead, and you will want to use it well. As January is mostly winter, it is a calm season for gardeners. All you will have to do in January is make sure everything is trimmed and neat. You want your garden ready for the next season. Let us discover what you can do in your garden in January…
What To Sow
In Greenhouses Or Indoors
- Spring Onions
- Raspberry canes
You can research these plants to know when to plant them and what special needs to provide for them to flourish.
What To Be Done In Your Gardening
It is a new year, and you are very determined, put that determination to good use by washing your unused pots and cleaning the greenhouse. This is the less attractive part of gardening, but you will be ready when the sowing time has come.
Prepare your equipment and make sure you have every basic thing; if you see something missing or are in bad condition, you may want to replace those.
In The Flower Garden
You may want to tidy up your perennials; you should also be very careful.
Prune your wisteria plants, rose bushes, rhododendrons, and honeysuckle. Remove old leaves and also faded flowers.
In The Vegetable Garden
You may keep on harvesting your leeks.
Protect your potatoes with frost protection fleece if you have an unheated greenhouse.
Remove any yellow or dry leaves from your plants as they can harbor pests and are useless.
You can start to place a cloche and sow peas in two to four weeks.
In The Fruit Garden
You can start to prune apple and pear trees as the plants will still be dormant.
To maintain healthy branches, you can also prune your currants’ plants.
You don’t want to touch the stone fruit trees; pruning them will make them fragile and risk having silver leaf fungal infections.
Whether there is snow or not, you have to protect your lawn during winter times just as your other plants. Sure your lawn is not the bright green that it used to be during summer, but that doesn’t mean that its dead but during winter, your lawn is very fragile, and if you don’t know the right way of maintaining it, you will have to start all over again when summer comes. So, to avoid all of this work again, I will teach you the tips for maintaining your lawn…
If your lawn is covered with snow, know that the snow acts as insulation and protects your lawn, but ice can be pretty damaging to your grass. So, make sure that it is snow and not ice.
Around fall, you should supply your grass with nitrogen to have enough to use during winter. It is similar to a bear that gets a lot of food before hibernation. When the soil freezes, grass will stop taking nitrogen that; why you must provide sufficient nitrogen before winter.
You can also let them fall leaves on your grass; it will act as a mulch; however, you should not overdo it; too many leaves will smother your lawn.
Your garden may not look as beautiful as before, but do not worry; it is the normal cycle of life, and everything shall come back to normal as soon as winter goes away, and you get back on track with the sowing, watering, fertilizing and so on. In the comments, let us know what you think of these tips mentioned above…