New year, new you! How about new year, new yard! While January may seem like a month of rest, there is plenty to accomplish in your yard! Continue reading to learn our January Gardening Tips!

Cut back all perennials

While this is a task that should have been performed after the first frost, it isn’t too late to take action. In doing so, one should cut the perennial back to the ground. Once you have done so, cover the perennial with mulch to help insulate the roots. But, again, be sure not to wait too long to complete this task.

Add mulch

Adding mulch isn’t only used to make your landscape beds look good! Mulch is a multi-faceted landscape material. When you add mulch to your landscape beds, you are adding protection to your plants’ roots. Think of it as a blanket that insulates the roots!

Test your soil

One task that many homeowners never complete is testing the soil. Yet, testing your soil is imperative to growing healthy plants and vegetables. If your soil is deficient in any nutrient or has an overabundance, soil tests can help identify the problem. Testing your soil can also tell you the pH.

Prepare your garden beds

Homeowners can use the downtime in January to prepare their garden beds. If you followed the previous step, you already know what your garden beds need to grow vegetables successfully. In addition, most garden beds will benefit from adding compost to the soil.

Start visualizing your spring garden

Do you have big hopes and dreams for your yard and landscape? Good! Write down your ideas and get to planning! Make a list of the plants you want to see worked into your landscape.

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