Winter Gardening Tips
Test your soil at least three months before you plant. This allows time for lab analysis and any necessary corrective action.

• Increase biomass and nitrogen in your soil by planting cover crops (buckwheat, hairy vetch, red clover, etc.) in empty vegetable beds.

• Plant shrubs and trees during this season so they can grow sufficient roots and better endure the summer heat.

• Prevent and control lawn weeds by applying a broadleaf herbicide during warmer days in late February/early March.

• Protect your plants from diseases and insects. Trim broken and dead branches and stems, and remove ground debris (leaves, branches, flowers, and fruits).