January Gardening To-Dos

In the Garden

  • Remove vigorous winter weeds.
  • Prune trees and shrubs, removing diseased and storm damaged wood.
  • Start envisioning your ideal garden and developing plans.

Fruits & Veggies

  • Puget Sound area gardeners can eat produce fresh from the garden nearly year-round.
  • Draw your food garden master plan, rotating crop locations from last year. (Crops planted in succession will keep harvests coming.)

The Lawn

  • Sharpen mower blades and tune-up your mower.
  • Avoid walking on soggy or frozen grass and compressing the soil. Grass roots need oxygen as much as water to stay healthy.

Around the House

  • Pack away holiday decor.
  • Refresh and rejuvenate empty spaces with vibrant indoor plants.
  • Lightly water indoor plants. Remember, plants contribute to essential oxygen exchange and reduce stress.
  • As winter air is drier, pay special attention to indoor plant foliage; occasionally mist with water.
  • Keep plants away from heating ducts.
  • Make a terrarium with the kids and enjoy it through the darker winter months.
  • Feed wild birds.