In the Metro-Atlanta Georgia area it has been another cold, wet week. Realistically, it has been a hard week to get any outdoor tasks done. It does look like, however, we will have a few days to get things done at the end of the week. If you should be able to get them in, here are some things you should focus on:
- Everything on last week's task list.
- Seed/overseed fescue lawns.
- Dead head frost damaged camellia bloom.
- Take advantage of soft soils to plant shrubs and perennials. Actually, planting throughout the next couple of months is recommended--it will quickly become hot in Georgia.
- Remove (but keep on standby) frost protection.
- Treat for winter weeds coming up in lawns and beds.
- Begin liming lawns--cool and warm season.
- Clean up storm debris.
a note about my week numbering: I count a week as which ever week contains that Wednesday. According to this, the first Wednesday of the year was 7 January, therefore that is Week 1. My computer calendar counts the first week as whichever week 1 January falls in (this year it was a Thursday), which gives a week count of 53 for 2015. This is just weird for me, plus counting the Wednesday as the week works much better for our operational scheduling.