January Task

Gardening tasks for January

  • Plan new beds and gardens. Do prep work.
  • Till and fertilize empty beds.
  • Prune and thin fruit trees and indoor plants.
  • Check previous or plan seed sowing charts.
  • Sharpen and clean tools, mowers, tillers etc.
  • Get those spring blooming bulb in the ground!
  • Plant hardy deciduous trees and shrubs, roses, pecan and fruit trees.
  • Apply dormant oil to deter scale and insect pests.
  • Check established plantings for lack of water.
  • Draw diagrams of gardens to identify plantings. Update as things appear and bloom in the spring.
  • Start a gardening journal.
  • Prune oak trees susceptible to oak wilt.
  • Plant pansies for color and keep deadheaded for continuous bloom.
  • Read catalogs and dream of things to come!
  • This is not a complete list of things to do. Check the TAMU web site http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu for more information.

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