Getting These Landscape Tasks Done In December Will Pay Dividends Down The Road for Germantown, MD gardeners
It may be December in Germantown, MD but there us still a lot to do in the garden.
December is a great time to divide perennials. It's like getting free plants! Some of the easiest to divide include Hostas, Daylilies, Astilbe, Black Eye Susan and Purple Cone Flower. For easy to follow instructions on how to divide perennials, visit http://tinyurl.com/h57thyr
While we are on perennials, cut back the tops once they turn brown and unsightly.
Order fruit trees adapted to your area now and designate shipping dates that avoid hard frozen ground problems when planting. Order now, plant later philosophy.
The dead tops of many perennials can be removed. Frost has killed back the top growth of most of our favorite perennials.
Prune existing trees and shrubs during the dormant period. Without the leaves on it is easy to see crossing and competing branches that need to be removed.
Multi-trunk arborvitaes tend to flop over under excess snow and ice. To prevent snow and ice damage, tie the trunks of the arborvitae together using soft fabric straps.
Place a bucket of ice melt or sand near the door to your garage for quick access during bad weather. Five gallon buckets work perfectly.
Turn off outdoor water sources but leave the spigot slightly open to avoid freeze damage.
Drain and store away garden hoses or they will split when frozen.
Protect sensitive plants with an extra layer of mulch.
Remove the last leaves from the lawn. Leaves left on the lawn can lead to fungal issues.
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