Abilene garden enthusiast, I hear this is the time to get your beds ready for that springtime planting! Tiling and compost will make for a beautiful spring crop this year.
This is the time to look at your flower beds, trees and bushes and think about curb appeal today and for the future.
- Now is an excellent time to transplant mature or established trees and shrubs while they are dormant. This is also an excellent time to select and plant container-grown roses.
- January and February are the months to accomplish pruning of fruit trees such as peach, plum and apricot trees. At least plan on pruning before bud break.
- Work the soil in your bedding areas to aerate and reduce compaction. This will encourage healthier root systems and improved water efficiency. Add organic matter now prior to planting.
- Read more of Big Country Master Gardeners month-by-month gardening tips.
If you’re planning to sell in the future this could ultimately be what gets you top dollar. Plant now for the future. If you wait two or three years your plants will not look lush, mature and inviting.
Invest in your home today to get your top dollar tomorrow.
See you in the neighborhood…