This Month in Your Southwest Yard – December

   December Garden Tasks      Winter begins and plant growth is on hold until February ~Prune to shape evergreens like arborvitae, juniper, pines, and cypress—and save trimmings for holiday decorations ~Prune dense trees to avoid wind damage; make sure young trees are well-staked ~For overnight protection when frost threatens, cover delicate plants with large cardboard boxes, old sheets, or tarps ~Consider setting irrigation timers to “off”, and manually water in response to our irregular winter weather, based on winds, rain, […]