Install water butts – This is a great time of year to install a water butt. Watering with rain water is not only great for our environment it is good for plants such as Rhododendrons. Tap water can be quite hard and contain slight amounts of alkaline. Position your water butt underneath a downpipe to collect as much rainfall as possible.
Do you compost? If you don’t you need to read this article to start creating great nutrient rich composting soil. It will also reduce the amount of landfill you use.
If you live in a compact apartment/flat but have a small garden you can still compost for your soil, there really is no excuse. 🙂 Composting takes very little time, it creates a good soil and basically you just let the worms take work once you have set it all up.
January or February are busy times pruning fruit trees. Manure is spread into veg areas to enrich the soil, flowerbeds can be tidied up to get ready for new plants