Curb Appeal: Keeping Your Lawn and Garden Healthy

By Lindsey Walta, November 5, 2008 | In Home Design |

Don’t forget curb appeal! We always talk about the actual house, but the landscaping plays a big role in curb appeal. Whether you are selling your current home, or settling into your brand-new one, proper landscaping will help tie your look together.

With that in mind, here are some winter gardening checklists courtesy of Birmingham Home and Garden Magazine to keep your lawn and garden in tip-top shape.

November:

-Plant shrubs, trees and vines. Get rose planting under way. Use a soil test as a basis for fertilization.

-Use proper herbicide to kill germinating winter weeds.

-Plant hardy annuals. Get sweet peas into the ground.

-Plant cabbage and lettuce in coldframe. Start mulching strawberries, blackberries and grapes.

December:

-Add plants to rose gardens. Mulch all plantings.

-Plant young pecans and other deciduous fruit trees and grapes.

-Delay shrub planting in case of freezing weather.

-Plant turnips, mustard, kale, spinach and onion sets.

-Continue spring bulb planting. Start dormant pruning of established fruits.

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