Here are a few notes from Mark Keaton’s January Garden Tips
· Clean up vegetable gardens to reduce insect and disease pressure for the coming growing season. Asparagus stalks can be cut back and beds need a new 2- to 3-inch layer of compost
· Till garden plots without a cover crop to expose overwintering insects to the winter’s cold. Incorporate compost, animal manures, etc. at the same time to garden plots needing organic matter
· Cut poison ivy vines from trees at the ground level and paint the cut end with Fertilome’s Brush Killer (Triclopyr).
· Glyphosate* can be used on dormant bermuda-grass lawns in January or February, when temperatures are above 50 F. for winter weed control.
Mulch strawberry beds now with straw, keeping the straw off the crowns.
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