December Gardening Calendar

december gardening calendar with calendar tips

Wondering What You Should Be Doing In Your Garden?

Below is a calendar of key things you can be doing in your garden during the month of December.

roses, girls filling bird feeder, adding mulch to tree, yellow yarrow

Approximate Timing & December Gardening Activities:

Early December

  • Clear your gutters of leaves and debris
  • Don’t forget to feed the birds. All the seeds from your garden are gone so help a feathered friend out


Red poinsettia, red and green houseplants, and rosemary trees.

Late December

  • Weeds come out easily after rain and a Hula Hoe or Wiggle Weeder. No rain? Use Bonide Burnout to be rid of those ugly invaders
  • Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus are great for holiday decorations and host/hostess gifts
  • Prune and trim deciduous fruit trees and roses
  • An important thing you can do during the cooler temps is to Mulch, Mulch, Mulch to protect the roots of your precious plants from the cold. This compost with also enrich the soil
  • Protect your fragile plants from frost with frost blankets

Contact your local SummerWinds Nursery to learn more. 

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