Maximum Living Gardening Tips for January
With consistently cold weather becoming a concern, January is a great month to really pay special attention to your houseplants.
- Make sure to check all of the leaves for bugs, especially any new plants that you introduce inside your home. Just to be safe I always use a gently soap on a cotton ball to wash each of the leaves to remove anything that may cause a problem on my indoor plants. Even do this to new plants you bring home.
- Make sure to clean any white mildew or mold off of your indoor clay pots and use a fork to turn up the soil so it doesn’t get crusted and dried out on top.
- Use your used Holiday cedar garland as an outdoor mulch cover around any tender plants or bulbs
- Bring Hummingbird feeders in at night so they don’t freeze, and make sure to put them back out early in the morning so the nectar breakfast is ready for your beautiful flying friends.
- If you have freezing pathways, use sand or birdseed for traction, as rock salt can end up burning any plants that it comes into contact with.