The Holidays are here, the mountains are covered with snow, and your garden is probably the last thing on your mind right now. December is a great time for busy gardeners to get some rest! If you do feel so inclined to work in the garden, however, there are a few things you can do:
- Water at least once this month. Yes, we say this a lot, but if we don’t get at least an inch of rainfall or a foot of snow, it’s time to drag out the hose and give those plants a drink.
- If we do a get a lot of snow and the weight of it is threatening to break the branches of your trees and shrubs, make sure to gently brush it off. If it’s just a light layer, you can leave on as insulation.
- Strong winter winds can leave some of your trees with broken and hanging branches. Be sure to cut these off as soon as possible in order to avoid further damage.
- Feed the birds!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!