Garden Tips For January

We find that January is a great time to remove dead, diseased or damaged wood. It's also a good time to turn over beds and remove weeds, but it's best done when there is no frost. Best to avoid pruning birches, acers and vines, which are liable to bleed if pruned after midwinter:

Our Top 5 Tips for January

  • Continue to remove leaves from lawn to stop the grass getting damaged, and clear paths/ponds
  • Prune deciduous trees and shrubs of dead, diseased and damaged wood
  • Prune Wisteria this or next month (cut all stems coming off the main framework to 2 or 3 buds of the previous years)
  • Check all recently planted trees and shrubs as they could have been lifted by frost; if so, firm them down
  • Reshape beds by edging the lawns