Jobs To Do In The Garden In January
Here is a list of the top 10 jobs to do in the garden in January!
Did you know that January is usually the coldest month of the year?
January might be the middle of winter, but as the days lengthen, the garden starts to grow. This means that now is a great time to plan for the coming gardening year. It is also a great month to undergo heavier work such as fencing or having a patio installed as it will allow plenty of time for grass to grow back, ready for you to enjoy during the Spring and Summer months.
Top 10 jobs this month
- You could recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.
- Clean pots and greenhouses ready for Spring.
- Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already.
- Disperse worm casts in lawns.
- Inspect stored tubers of Dahlia, Begonia and Canna for rots or drying out.
- Prune apple and pear trees – but remember that the pruned areas may not fruit for up to 2 years!
- Start forcing rhubarb.
- Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season.
- Remember to keep putting food and water out for hungry birds, and if you have any dead green space consider allowing it to grow to encourage and protect wildlife.
- Consider making a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect them from peach leaf curl.
If you would like any help with any of these jobs whether that’s because you are no longer able to or you just don’t fancy braving the cold please don’t hesitate to get in touch either through:
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If you enjoyed reading this post you may be interested in reading our previous post about Jobs To Do In The Garden In December, just in case you need to catch up!