December Landscaping Tips and Information


  • Winterize your lawnmower and other garden equipment.
  • Plan and prepare for winter. Tune-up snow blowers, check shovels and ice melt supplies.
  • Winterize your irrigation system, ponds, and outdoor kitchens. Remember your hose bibs as well.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts.
  • Remove leaves and debris from your hardscape surfaces to limit stains.

Flower & Vegetable Gardens

  • Time is running out: Plant spring flowering bulbs such as, daffodils and tulips.
  • Cut back perennials, 6-12” from the ground.

Tree & Shrub Beds

  • Apply anti-desiccant ( wilt-proof) treatment to broadleaf shrubs to prevent evaporation during the winter months and protect these plants from winter damage.


  • Winterize your irrigation system.
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