December Gardening Tips for the Midwest & Mountain Region

December gardening tips

Heading to the Christmas Tree farm?

Looking for some tips to make sure your garden is ready to go for winter?

Make sure your landscape and garden are ready for winter with the following tips. Here are December’s gardening tips for the Midwest and Mountain Regions of the United States. In addition, you will find winter and holiday and tips for picking the perfect Christmas tree.

December Gardening Tips

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Landscaping Tips

  • Continue to water your trees, evergreens and shrubs until the ground freezes.
  • Make sure to add a layer of mulch around your trees and shrubs. Mulch will help lessen any winter damage.
  • According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, you will want to have all your seeding done by the middle of the month.
  • Wondering if you can still mow your lawn this close to winter? As long as your grass is growing, you can still mow your lawn.
  • To make sure that you have completed everything you need to do before winter arrives, please see, Backyard Gardening: Your Fall Clean Up.

Fruit and Vegetable Tips

  • Harvest any of the vegetables in your garden that are not frost tolerant. Some of the vegetable may include sweet potatoes, pumpkins and winter squash.
  • Make sure to pick all the apples from your apple trees.

Winter and Holiday Tips

Christmas Tree Tips

Taking it Home

From gardening tips to prepare your garden for winter to holiday decorating and Christmas tree tips, these tips will help with getting things done this month. What is the first task that you will be completing this weekend?

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