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December Gardening Tips

  • Turn off irrigation system for the Winter
  • Winter is when bare-root fruit trees and berries are available at nurseries
  • Maintain a 2 in. layer of mulch around plants, but keep 4-6 inches away from plant stems or trunks.
  • Remove fallen leaves from lawn areas to avoid rotting the grass underneath
  • Plant winter annuals
  • Complete late season cleaning of hardy perennials
  • Consider beginning winter pruning chores only after all leaves have fallen
  • Consider stretching exercises to loosen up before beginning garden chores in cold weather
  • See All of Our Gardening Tips

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Garden Blog

Plan And Design Your Garden In Winter To Enjoy It In Spring

The holidays are upon us and believe it or not we are actually above our average rainfall total (at least for now) for the first time in several years. Winter is just around the corner and there a definite ‘Hunkering down” feel. Landscapes, water conserving or otherwise are doing the same. For the most part, leaves are down, perennials are shrinking, most flowering plants are done. Irrigation systems have been turned off and outdoor lighting has been reset for longer nights. Gardens are quieting down. The cold days of Winter should be coming soon.[...] Read More

Drought Resources

Every service Gardenworks offers includes water conservation measures. With Northern California once again experiencing serious drought conditions, we've compiled useful drought resources to add to our Water Conservation, Water Management, and Sustainability pages to help you and your garden survive and potentially thrive. [...] Read More


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