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Q&A: Winter gardening tasks

Thanks to the University of Maryland/Maryland Grows this informative article on winter gardening tasks.

Q: Is there any outdoor garden task this time of year that I may be forgetting to do? I’ve foregone a fall clean-up for the benefit of overwintering wildlife, and the lawn and veggie garden are “asleep” for the season.

A: There are a few things that are good to accomplish during the dormant season. Yard tools like pruners, loppers, shovels, spades, and mower blades are best stored clean, sharpened, and oiled. There may be local businesses that offer sharpening services. You can also do it yourself with a metal file or sharpening stone or rod.

Winter gardening tasks
Image: University of Maryland/Maryland Grows.

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