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Plan the Year with The Home Depot Garden Club Calendar

January
January
  • Set goals and make plans for your outdoor spaces.
  • Add tropical houseplants indoors to improve air quality.
  • Treat yourself to gardening gloves.
February
February
  • Start tomato and other vegetable seeds in peat pots.
  • Grow salad greens and herbs indoors with seed-starting trays.
  • Apply pre-emergent to prevent weeds in lawns.
March
March
  • Build raised garden beds and cultivate vegetable garden beds.
  • Perform a soil test in your garden and amend the soil with compost.
  • Plant spring-flowering shrubs like azaleas.
  • Apply lawn fertilizer, repair and seed bare patches.
April
April
  • Plant vegetables outside once soil warms to 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
  • Feed new seedlings with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Direct sow veggies like cucumbers and watermelon after the year’s last frost.
  • Spread mulch to control weeds and conserve water.
May
May
  • Pick up a hanging basket or orchid for your favorite mom.
  • Deter mosquitoes from the yard by eliminating standing water.
  • Plant annuals in flower beds and containers.
  • Stake or cage tomatoes.
June
June
  • Monitor and treat plants for pests.
  • Promote plant growth with regular fertilizing and watering.
  • Plant vegetables for a second harvest.
  • Check garden hoses and accessories and purchase new ones as needed.
July
July
  • Ask a neighbor to water your plants while you’re away on vacation.
  • Harvest tomatoes and vegetables from the garden.
  • Enjoy homegrown watermelon on Independence Day.
  • Make plans for fall gardening projects.
August
August
  • Pick, pickle and preserve garden produce.
  • Plant vegetables for the fall and winter harvest.
  • Preserve herbs by drying and freezing.
  • Plan for a cover crop (sow one month before the first frost).
September
September
October
October
November
November
  • Force paperwhite narcissus and amaryllis for Christmas blooms.
  • Prepare next year’s flower beds, including rose beds.
  • Clean and store garden tools. Seal with gear oil and let dry.
  • Enjoy the bounty of your harvest at the Thanksgiving table.
December
December
  • Find the perfect fresh-cut Christmas tree.
  • Decorate with poinsettias and evergreen garland, and create a Christmas Tree Dress.
  • Clean and store power tools for winter.
  • Choose orchids and tropical houseplants for gift-giving.