Things to do in December

Things to Do – December 2017

Greg Grant

  1. Cut dead perennials and tropicals back to the ground.
  2. Keep beds mulched and weeded. Cool season weeds do not take the winter off.
  3. Discontinue fertilization until cold weather is over.
  4. Pick up limbs and remove dead trees and shrubs from the landscape.
  5. Trim trees making sure to cut limbs flush with branch collar or next to another limb.
  6. Pot amaryllis, paperwhites, and chilled hyacinths for winter bloom.
  7. Clean, sharpen and oil garden tools as well as mower blades.
  8. Clean gutters.
  9. Stock bird feeders with black oil sunflower seed.
  10. Drain gasoline from power equipment for winter storage.
  11. Order seeds for next year from catalogues and websites.
  12. Finish cleaning, labeling, and storing saved seed.
  13. Plan vegetable and flower gardens for next year.
  14. Follow “Greg Grant Gardens” on Facebook!

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