Begin Your Year Right
January 4, 2019
There’s no denying it, January, the middle of winter is one of the coldest months of the year. However, there are still things you can be doing in your garden to ensure it is all set ahead of the coming new year. In our latest blog post, we discuss top tips for preparing your garden in January.
The winter can bring some pretty harsh weather, so make sure that all of your winter protection, garden ties, stakes and supports and intact.
To help the wildlife, you may want to leave food out for the birds or even leave a certain area of your garden uncut to provide shelter during the cold season.
To get a head start on this year’s gardening, clean out any old pots and your greenhouse, if you have one, ready for spring.
As you go around your garden performing such checks, also check any stored tubers of Dahlia, Begonia and Canna, ensuring they have sufficient moisture and are not suffering from rot.
Another job that you can carry out in January is pruning apple and pear trees. When pruning, you can aim to take off 10-20% of the overall canopy, you shouldn’t end up with a massive pruning pile. If you need to take off any extra the following year, you will know, but it is best not to over prune.
After pruning, you may also want to begin planning your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season. It is advised to grow specific groups of vegetables on a different plot each year to help prevent a build-up of crop-specific pests.
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