The last tasks for December 2018...
Apply a layer of winter mulch to protect your perennials after the first few freezes.
Remember to remove any new fallen leaves from your lawn and gardens, as the leaves can block sunlight or encourage disease among your plants.
To help reduce winter damage to your lawn, minimize traffic on the frozen grass.
Make sure that mulch is pulled back from tree trunks so that mice don't hide and destroy the bark.
If your houseplants have a sticky substance on the leaves and aphids underneath, spray with soapy water or insecticidal soap.
Use sand on icy walks instead of salt to avoid plant and grass damage.
Move your houseplants away from icy windows to prevent any chilling.
When watering your houseplants, avoid using cold water because it may shock the plants; use tepid water instead.
Houseplants with large leaves benefit from being washed with a damp cloth to remove the dust.
Save and inventory leftover seeds from your favorite plants for next spring; store them in airtight containers and keep them in a dry place.
Getting cold and probably snowy soon.... So, Relax and dream about next year's garden!
Back Road Growers
Chepachet RI 02814
Just a Dirt farmer who loves growing plants, trees, shrubs and flowers on our small nursery farm here in Chepachet RI...