Jobs in the garden for January and February

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Here’s a few jobs and things to keep an eye on in the garden over the next couple of months.

Lawn care and maintenance

Keep off lawn areas in frost weather

Repaire lawn areas and rake off leaves if weather allows

Aerate lawns to improve drainage

Trees and shrub maintenance

Firm up newly planted trees and shrubs if lifted by frost

Shake snow off trees and shrubs

Check tree ties and stakes on a regular basis to make sure the stakes are sound and the ties are not cutting into the trunks

Check for dead wood and remove

Remember February is your last chance to do any major pruning before the nesting season starts

Apply organic based fertilizers

Plant deciduous hedging

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