January Landscaping Tips

Tree pruning

Written by Emily Vogler

January 4, 2023

Here are some tips to keep your landscaping happy in January! And if you were affected by the BIG freeze this winter, be sure to read our message here about how to care for plants you believe may be damaged.


  • A dry winter day is a good time to mow the lawn and remove fallen leaves and pine needles.
  • Inspect your yard for winter weeds and pull and apply mulch where needed. Applying 1″ of mulch now will help break the week seed germination cycle.
  • Plant hardy evergreens, shrubs, and fruit and shade trees.
  • Transplant established trees and shrubs while they are dormant, and as long as the ground isn’t frozen or too wet.
  • Prune with a purpose. Do not “top” any trees or shrubs. Never leave stubs. Cut flush against remaining branches on shrubs and along the branch collar on trees. It is a great time for corrective pruning and shaping on overgrown shrubs while plants are asleep AKA dormant.
  • Clean, sharpen and repair all your garden and lawn tools.
  • Clean and have your power mower, edger and trimmer serviced.
  • Continue to mulch leaves from the lawn and remove debris from turf areas to reduce disease and insect problems.

If you’re ready to start checking off your 2023 To Do’s, Gardens of Babylon Landscapes is here to help! Whether you are interested in beginning a new landscape project or adding on to an existing one, January is a great time to start planning the landscape of your dreams! To get started, schedule a call with one of our talented design team members.

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