January: Monthly To Do List
As the winter chill settles in and the gardening season comes to a temporary halt, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your garden. Here in Illinois, January is an important month for gardeners, as it's the time to start preparing for the growing season ahead.
General Clean Up
One of the first things to do on your gardening to-do list in January is to clean up your garden. Take a walk around and remove any debris that may have accumulated over the fall, such as fallen leaves or branches. This will help prevent pests and diseases from overwintering in your garden and make it look neat and tidy.