Tips for January – the month to plan

january gardening tips


  • Check your mulch for winter protection

  • Plan additions or changes while you can see your “bare” beds


  • Order seed / plant catalogs

  • Plot your garden on paper and remember to rotate crops


  • Avoid walking on frozen lawns to prevent winter damage


  • Gently brush snow from trees and shrubs to prevent damage

  • De-icing salt is harmful, protect your trees and shrubs


As you plan your spring gardening, it’s a great time to start a Garden Diary!

Contact the Loudoun County Master Gardener Help Desk with your questions:  703-771-5150 or

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