Monthly Garden Tips

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country

Monthly Garden Tips from Sheryl's Garden

Photographs by Robert and Sheryl Yantis  

January started out cold this year but it is still an excellent time to plant fruit and nut trees. It is also time to spray the fruit trees you already have in the ground with dormant oil spray. Orange oil is great for this and is good for the environment.

Try to finish pruning your oak trees this month.

You can still plant your container roses. The best time to prune your roses is around Valentine’s Day.

Select and plant your onion sets, and start your spring flower and vegetable seeds indoors this month for transplanting later when it warms up. January is also the time to dig your new asparagus beds for planting in February.

Water your trees, shrubs and plants if it doesn’t rain.

On those cold dreary days read your garden and seed catalogs and plan this year’s landscape. It is also a good time to start a garden journal to help you remember what happened this year.

Have a Safe and Happy 2021