December Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Prune evergreens in your yard for holiday decorations.
  • Finish planting bulbs.
  • Force pots of paperwhite narcissus for winter fragrance.
  • Mulch paths and/or flower beds with arborist chips.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Harvest winter crops when ready.
  • Mulch unused garden space with straw to keep weeds from setting.
  • Put a cold frame on your holiday wish list to extend your gardening season.

The Lawn

  • Continue to allow your lawn to rest. Rake leaves and debris off lawn.

Around the House

  • Welcome the winter holidays with a fragrant wreath for the front door.
  • Add interesting branches to your entry and patio containers for a fresh winter look.
  • Dress up your tabletop, mantle and staircase with fresh greenery and swags.
  • Re-connect with friends by planning a holiday party and/or sending out holiday cards.
  • Water your fresh-cut Christmas tree regularly and place far away from heat source.
  • Cut back on indoor plant watering.
  • Continue feeding wild birds.
  • Enjoy the holidays with family and friends!