Things to Do for Your Yard in January in the Lower Mainland

The lower mainland has been no stranger to snow so far this year! While it may feel like everything is at a stand-still in January, there are still some things that you can do for your yard and garden:

winter landscaping tips

  • Protect your plants, trees, and hedges by brushing snow off to help prevent their branches from bowing and breaking
  • Cover your fragile trees and shrubs with burlap or other durable material
  • Use stakes for your “leggy” plants to help support them against snow, ice, and wind
  • Shake / brush snow off of your outdoor structures
  • Take inventory of your garden tools … What do you have? What do you need to replace? What do you need to add? You may be able to find some good deals in the off-season!
  • Make necessary repairs to your tools, oil parts, sharpen blades, check your lawnmower
  • Start planning in terms of which types of seeds you want to buy for when spring rolls around (plants, vegetables, fruit)
  • Depending on the amount of snow that has fallen, you may also be able to use this time for tilling soil, checking sprinklers for leaks, and even removing weeds

Lastly, take time to enjoy this slow period because before you know it, spring will be here and you’ll be wishing you had MORE time!

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