December Seasonal Landscaping Tips
- After Christmas, move your tree outside and let the birds and wildlife use it for a while. Make sure to anchor the tree in a bucket of damp sand and decorate it using strings of popcorn and cranberries and other fruits. You can also use pine cones covered with peanut butter then dipped in birdseed.
- Be sure to stock up on kitty litter, sand and plant fertilizer. They all make good substitutes for salt, when used to melt ice off walks and driveways.
- Make sure to bring in any of your clay, cast stone or ceramic pots that haven’t been brought in already. Make sure to rid them of the soil which will freeze, expand, and, most likely, crack the pot. Containers remaining outdoors should also be covered to prevent the accumulation of snow and ice.
- Drain the fuel tank of your lawn mower and other power tools before putting the machine away for the winter.
- Remove heavy snow from shrubs to prevent the branches from breaking.