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How To Prepare Your Lawn For The New Year

This article explains how to prepare your lawn for the new year. January is filled with promises, resolutions, and planning. This shouldn’t just apply to your waistline, but also to your lawn.

January is National Mail-Order Gardening Month, which means it is time to start ordering the supplies you will need to have a successful and hassle-free landscape season.

Checklist For Having A New Lawn For The New Year:

Chances are you did not get all of your winterization done; this includes: a fall clean-up of all the leaves, pruning, and fertilizing. Here are a few recommended tasks to take care of in January so you’ll be ready for this spring:

  1. As soon as the weather is decent, it should be safe to prune your dormant trees and shrubs.
  2. Apply anti-desiccants to newly planted evergreens. Inspect your winterized roses and make sure that they are still covered.
  3. Continue protecting container plants from freezing temperatures. If winter veggies look yellow, add nitrogen fertilizer.
  4. Frost-free zones can now plant spring annuals outdoors. There is always something to be done when you are dealing with living plants, so double check everything.
  5. Place orders for tools and irrigation parts that you may need come springtime. You don’t want to wait on one small part because it was out of stock.
  6. Pruning your trees and shrubs will help come springtime.

It is easy to shrug off your yard duties because it is cold out and everything is covered in the white stuff. However, if you wish to have a blossoming yard when spring rolls around, it is essential to make sure that your prep work is done. Inspecting, pruning, and planning are all things that will bring peace and relaxation to your life.


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