During this month there are very early signs of nature waking up. Snowdrop shoots may be appearing and plants are just starting to respond to increasing light levels and temperatures. There are still lots of tasks to do in the garden so brace the icy winds and flurries of snow and step outside.
Top 10 jobs this month:
- Knock heavy snow off shrubs and conifers to prevent its weight damaging branches
- Last chance to order and plant bare root and rootball shrubs, hedging and trees <find out more>
- Prune back shoots on mophead and lacecap hydrangeas to a pair of buds.
- Protect blossom on apricots, nectarines and peaches.
- Prune winter-flowering shrubs, like winter jasmine, that have finished flowering.
- Divide bulbs such as snowdrops, and plant those that need planting ‘in the green’
- Prune Wisteria.
- Prune hardy evergreen hedges and renovate overgrown deciduous hedges.
- Repair wobbly or damaged fences, and treat wooden structures with preservative.
- Prune mahonia, removing old stems to make room for new growth.
Contact our Maintenance and Landscaping division direct with all your planting and landscaping requirements from screening and filling ugly gaps to completely transforming your garden with a new design and build.
We also offer garden tidies, from one off garden clearances to more regular scheduled garden maintenance.