Although there’s not a lot going on in the garden this month (which is good because chances are your time is full of other commitments), here are some things you can do for your landscape in December.
Even though we are big fans of edibles and native plants, lawns do have a place in the yard, specifically when actively used by children and pets. Fall and spring are great times to give some extra TLC to your turf. Here are some recommendations.
Does your entry make an impact from the street? Think of your entry as your home’s first impression. More often than not, this short transition area from the street or driveway to the front door is overlooked. Your entry should grab visitors’ attention, direct them to the front door and give them a sense of arrival.
Planning and creating the perfect paving stone installation for your specific project can be highly rewarding when done correctly. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, the following steps will need to be followed.
Today’s garden roses have evolved to require a period of winter dormancy. Most areas of San Diego County do not receive enough hours of cold to force roses into complete dormancy. Allow roses to set hips in the fall; this will send a signal to the plant that the season is over and slow its growth rate. In January and February, prune the bushes and strip off any remaining foliage to encourage them to take a short winter nap.
There is a tremendous sense of satisfaction in raising plants from seeds collected in your own garden. Keep a regular check on developing seed pods. Most will usually turn brown and papery when the seeds are ripe. Always harvest on a dry, still day. Here are three more tips for harvesting seeds from your garden.