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Bait. Put an organic snail bait our now. New hatchlings of slugs and snails are coming out, so get a jump-start on controlling populations by using Sluggo, a snail bait that is safe to use around children and pets.

Feed.  Feed your lawn with GreenAll Fall & Winter Feed.  The nitrate-based nitrogen in this fertilizer releases in cold temperatures.

Houseplants.  Check your houseplants regularly for proper moisture. Heaters can make them dry out much more quickly than other times of the year.

Plan.  Use those dreary, rainy days to plan your spring and summer garden so you will be ready for spring’s rush. With the garden bare, it’s easy to see structure. Make a list of plants you need or areas that need help.

Prune.  This is the time! Prune fruit trees, shade trees, roses and shrubs now.  Prune acid loving plants after they are done flowering. If you need advice on pruning, we are hear to help!

Spray. After pruning make sure to dormant spray! Use copper spray for fungus and All Seasons Oil for over-wintering insects. Spraying now will prevent problems later.

Tools.  Sharpen tools now in preparation for pruning and spring cleaning. This includes pruners, loppers and lawn mower blades. Make sure your tools are clean, as they can spread disease from one plant to another. If it’s time to replace old, worn tools, we have an excellent selection here at Evergreen!