January should not be a totally lost month regarding your gardens. There are still a few things you can do to prepare for Spring on the warmer days of the month.

  • Maintain your beds: Clean out leaves, deadhead old blooms, wrap shrubs, touch up mulch.
  • Prune trees and shrubs for Spring regrowth.
  • Turn the soil: Turn over vegetable gardens and flower beds. Leave the soil loose so it can drink up moisture from Winter snows.

If the weather does not allow much time for outdoor work, there is plenty of planning you can do inside:

  • Make a Wish List: Do you want retaining or patio wall, a pathway, an outdoor fireplace, lighting for your walkway or entrance? Look in home magazines for inspiration or go online to view our gallery of projects for ideas.
  • Create a Pinterest page for inspirations you find online.
  • Draw a rough sketch of your beds and then map where and what you will plant.
  • Leaf through seed and plant catalogues for ideas.

If you are looking for fresh ideas, give us a call to discuss your hardscaping, landscaping, and lighting options and let us help you come up with a plan. Visit us at nativedesignslandscaping.com or contact Tom Wolfgang, certified horticulturist, at 610.584.2989.