December yard tasks:
This is a good time to start pruning dead and dangerous limbs from trees. These should be burned in case they harbor insects and disease. Apply tree paint to the wounds made in sawing off limbs.
Most plants and shrubs winter-kill because of alternate freezing and thawing, so it is a good idea to bank them up with snow.
Look over the stored vegetables frequently and remove decaying specimens.
Cover your compost pile to prevent rains and snows from leaching out nutrients
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