Jobs Around The Garden In January

Get a head start on weeds, remove any lurking weeds and roots from borders.

Hang fat balls and keep bird feeders topped up to attract birds, which will in turn eat garden pests.

Disperse worm casts in lawns.

Remove slimy patches from patios and paving by scrubbing with a broom or blast with a pressure washer.

Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already.

Top Tip:

Avoid walking on your lawn whenever it is blanketed by heavy frost or snow, as this will damage the grass beneath.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Now is the ideal time to start 'chitting' seed potatoes ready for Spring planting.
  • Clean old pots and see trays ready for sowing and planting.
  • Plant seeds such as sweet peas, basil, chillies and iceland poppies now.
  • Start forcing rhubarb.
  • Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch.