Here is my To Do list for January 2018 that is going by rather fast:
1. For starters, this is a good time to transplant trees, bushes, and plants only to prune diseased or dead material. Do not fertilize at this time; however, watering is of utmost importance--moist, but not soaking wet.
2. Use horticultural oil spray for citrus and woody ornamental trees/bushes, if scale problems exist. Follow label directions.
3. Do prune roses and remove leaves on the ground and strip leaves from plant (unless green) to reduce disease problems.
4. This is also the time to plant seeds indoors or in a green house for March plantings of peppers and tomatoes. It takes four to five weeks to grow small transplants.
5. Water lawns, if necessary. In my zone 9 area, 3/4 of an inch every 10 to 14 days should suffice.
6. It is never too early to start raking leaves and pine needles to add to the compost pile.
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