January Gardening Tips for the Southeast

January Gardening Tips for the Southeast

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The Southeast Region of the U.S. is the place to be in January. Today, we are looking at what needs to be done in your yard this month. Check out the following tips to find landscaping tips, perennial tips, annual tips, fruit and vegetable tips, and some general gardening tips.

Southeast Region of the U.S. – January Gardening Tips

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Landscaping Tips

  • Plant your trees and shrubs this month. Make sure to keep them well watered until they are established.
  • If you are having trouble with tree or shrubs surviving in your yard, try installing aeration tubes. Aeration tubes are scientifically proven to increase root growth as well as above ground growth.
  • Check out these 8 Tips to planting bare root trees if you are planning on planting trees this month.
  • Better Homes and Gardens recommends to prune your trees and shrubs this month. They warn to be careful with the flowering trees and shrubs and to make sure you do not prune off the developing buds.

Fruit and Vegetable Tips

  • Organic Gardening recommends spraying all your fruit trees this month with dormant oils. Doing this will help to reduce insect problems later.
  • Go ahead and plant your hardy vegetables this month. Hardy vegetables include lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, beets and carrots.
  • According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, plant your cool-season annuals. You can plant annuals like carnations, snapdragons, and pansies.

Perennial and Annual Tips

General Gardening Tips

  • During this time of year, you want to make sure your gardening is getting at least 1 inch of water a week. If it’s not, consider installing aeration tubes designed for gardens. They are smaller in size compared to the aeration tubes for trees.

Take Away

January is the perfect month to start a number of gardening tasks in the Southeast Region of the U.S. From planting your trees and shrubs this month to making sure that you are watering enough, use these tips to stay on top of taking care of your garden.

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