Winter - Garden Calendar from January to March

In the Garden Calendar from January to March is very little to do in the garden. Nevertheless, there are some works that are important and can be already done.


Calendar for garden works in winter

Gardening in winter [ January - February - March ]

In this description you will learn what to do in the garden, and also when. Mainly it refers to the classic ornamental garden. But it must be understood that many operations can be carried out throughout the year. Other works are highly dependent on the weather, so that a binding Garden Calendar cannot exist. As repeatedly emphasized, the state of your plants tell you at which time they need care! All work in the garden year may shift for full month. Therefore, please read also the preceding, and the following month.


Felling trees: As the trees have no more leaves, it is easier to clear them. It is better visible where to cut. Branches without leaves have less weight and produce less green waste. Furthermor falling branches or trunks of trees cause less damage a winterly garden.

Tree pruning: In frost-free days or up to a few degrees below zero, you can perform the cutting of fruit or ornamental trees. If colder, the exposed cells of  the cut surfaces could burst because of the ice. This results in disease-prone wounds. This kind of tree cut is possible all along the, but should be finished before the first shoot.

Removing snow: Snow is a heavy weight. In order to protect plants and hedges from crushing, you should shake down the snow in time. Break endangered plants can be tied together as a precaution.

Maintaining tools and machines: Because in wintertime there is not much to do, it's the best opportunity to bring his tools in a good condition. It is also time for preparatory construction and craft activities for the coming season.

Watering: Do not forget to pour! Evergreen plants need some water even in the wintertime! When the ground is snow and frost-free, you have to water occasionally. The same is valid for your pot plants, which shall not be forgotten in the basement.



General note: All that is listed for January can also be done in February.

Growing plants yourself: Additionally you can start to seed crops at the end of the month. It is important that poor soil is used (eg special potting soil). Because if the seedlings to grow rapidly in height, they produce too little roots and wither! Moreover they need a bright and warm place. For a few plantlets the window sill is sufficient.


Planting: As soon as no longer has to be reckoned with frost, you can plant outdoors. This goes on throughout the spring. But it is only the second best time for it, since the plants, before flowering, have only little time to get used to the new ground. Maybe some of them won't bloom this year. Therefore is actually autumn the perfect planting time!

Transplanting:  Before the first shoot of buds replanting works can be performed. But as already mentioned, fall is the better time.

Multiply perennials: Lush perennials can be reproduced, by simply halfing them by spade. Sometimes the seperated parts grow even better.

Compost deploy: Who ownes a compost heap can now deploy it as a natural fertilizer. The loose compost is spread throughout the garden. Not yet completely decayed material goes back on the compost heap.

Fertilizing: If there is no compost available, you can rely on purchased products. There are many special fertilizers for certain plants, often with different duration of action. It is important that you strictly follow the dosage instruction that is printed on the package! Any time after March it is still possible to fertilize.

Sowing early vegetables: Some seeds of vegetables and herbs can be already sown in the open field. Which ones the early grades are, is written on the package.

Rose cut: If your roses have already begun to drive out, they can already be cut. The rough rose cut in autumn can be optimized when there are fresh reddish shoots of about 3-7 centimeters. If that's not yet the case, wait until April.