Echinacea in winter

January Garden To-Do List

Lee ArmilleiField Notes

The new year sparks new goals. Start planning for a successful garden now with a little preparation and forethought.

  • Get help with planning by using the professional expertise of GreenWeaver’s landscape design team.
  • Prune trees & shrubs while they are still dormant. An added bonus: its easy to see their silhouettes right now!
  • Take pictures of your property in winter to help with the design process (with and without snow).
  • Notice what plants look good right now so you can incorporate them into your property later.
  • Flip through magazines, blogs, & Pinterest to start planning your dream garden.
  • Sharpen your tools like shovels, trowels, & pruners.
  • Make a list of tools and accessories you need next year. New gloves or a weed basket? How about a compost bin or raised bed?
  • Collect materials to start cool season veggies indoors- peat pots, soil and trays, seeds, etc.
  • Submit a soil test for lawns and gardens. Wait for a warm(er) day to get a good sample and submit through GreenWeaver or Penn State Extension. It will take a few weeks to get it back.
  • Plan your vegetable garden, especially if starting from seed.