Commercial Gardeners Glasgow
When the weather is cold and the days are short, like in January, it can be hard to garden. You can still have a beautiful and productive garden this month with a little planning and preparation. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
Plan your garden. Take some time to plan out your garden before you start digging in the dirt. Think about how big and round your space is, how much sun and shade it gets, and what kinds of plants you want to grow there. Make a rough drawing of your garden and note where each plant will go.
Pick the right plants to grow. Most annuals should not be planted in January, but there are still a lot of plants that will do well in the cold. Pansies, primroses, and snapdragons are a few good choices. These plants will give your garden a splash of colour and also bring in pollinators.
Cut back bushes and trees. January is a good month to trim bushes and trees. This will help get rid of any dead or broken branches and give the plants a better shape. Make sure your pruning shears are sharp and that you make clean cuts when you prune.
Mulch your garden beds. During the cold winter months, mulch is a great way to keep your soil warm and moist. It also keeps weeds from growing and helps your garden beds look neat. Cover your garden beds with 2-3 inches of mulch, such as straw or leaves.
Start seeds indoors. The best time to start seeds indoors is in January. This will help your plants grow faster and give you the chance to eat fresh vegetables and herbs earlier in the year. Make sure you use good seed-starting mix and give your seedlings a lot of light.
Watch out for the weather. When it comes to the weather, January can be a bit of a wild card. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and take steps to keep your plants from getting frost or freezing. If you need to, cover them with frost-proof cloth or plastic sheets.
Don’t let the soil dry out. Even though it’s cold, the soil can still dry out. Make sure to check how wet your soil is and water it as needed.
Look after your tools. Cold weather can be hard on gardening tools, so be sure to take care of them. After each use, you should clean and oil them to keep them in good shape.
By using these tips, you can have a beautiful and productive garden even in the middle of winter. Happy gardening!