For lawn and gardening enthusiasts, planting season can’t come soon enough. But as any seasoned gardener will tell you, gardening doesn’t start the moment you put the seed in the ground. Much preparation has to be done before the seed hits the ground.
No matter how small or large your lawn or garden, you can begin preparing for the season as early as January when the ground is still covered in ice and snow. Here’s what you can do to prepare your lawn and garden starting in January.
Review and Plan
A lot of what you do in January includes reviewing last year’s performance, as well as planning for how you’ll do better this upcoming year. Here are some ways to achieve this:
●Take inventory and get your online orders ready. Try to order only what you think you’ll need so that you don’t waste seeds.
●Start online shopping now. Companies such as Elk Mound Seed already have an extensive inventory of seeds ready to sell and plant.
●Review your performance from last year. How did your flower garden, lawn, or vegetable garden do? What could you have done better? What problems did you experience that you need to overcome this year?
●Rethink your garden design. Pay attention to areas that need more sun. You may also need to expand or shrink your garden depending on how much time and effort you can give to the project.
●Do you keep a garden journal? Review it and adjust it as needed.
Assess the Current Condition of Your Plants
●Check all of your seeds and bulbs. Do you notice any rotting, discoloration, or dead inventory? Get rid of them if they are rotten. If not, you may want to refresh them a little by spraying some water on them.
●Check outdoor plants for ground heaving. If the ground is heaving and pushing up the plant, then mulch the plant. You can even recycle your old Christmas tree and use it as mulch.
●Wintertime is the perfect time to prune your plants, winter flowers, or winter vegetables. You may also want to spend some time clearing out any brush.
Education and Enrichment
●See if any local farm or home improvement businesses are giving mini seminars during the winter to help farmers prepare for the upcoming season.
●Go online to find some gardening resources and online publications.
●Check our website and read our blog. We are always updating information on best gardening practices, best environmental conditions for plants, and tips on how to make your garden grow.
Order Your Elk Mound Seeds Online Today!
If you are looking for organic seed products for your garden, landscape, or plot, contact Elk Mound Seed Company. We offer a wide selection of seed products for farms and properties across the Midwest. To learn more about our products or to order your seeds, you can browse our website and order online.
You can also contact us at 800-401-7333, or you can message us at sales@Elkmoundseed.com.