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4010 Mt Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549


January In Your Garden


Each month we keep you up-to-date on what you should be seeding, weeding and feeding in your garden.

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✔ Apply Master's Hydra Blue Aluminum Sulfate through January for beautiful blue blooms on your hydrangeas. Read Q & A: Hydrangeas for our tips and tricks. 

✔ Clean up your camellias to protect against petal blight. To do so, remove all spent blooms from buds and branches. 

✔ If you haven't done so already, clean out your gutters before the rain really begins! 



  • Brighten your garden and pots with colorful bedding plants: Plant primroses, pansies, violas and much more!
  • Now in bloom, it's the perfect time to choose and plant your Camellia.  

  • For a delicious harvest, plant fruit trees, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, asparagus, and figs. For best selection shop early!

  • Stop in mid-January and shop our supply of seed potatoes. Choose from certified disease-free white, red and russet, blue and gold varieties.


  • Spray your fruit trees and roses with Master Nursery's Pest Fighter Oil to protect from insects and Monterey Liqui-Cop to protect against fungal diseases including black spot, rust and powdery mildew. 
  • For your peach and nectarine trees, it is especially important to apply Monterey Liqui-Cop to prevent peach leaf curl and to keep fruit production high.


  • It's time to prune your roses and fruit trees! But be sure not to prune your apricots or cherries as they are susceptible to disease in our rainy winters.
  • Prune back all herbaceous perennials, you can also partially prune back your woody perennials. But be sure not to prune your "evergreen perennials" or any of your plants with apparent frost damage! Although it may be unsightly, the dead foliage will help insulate the plant from further damage. 


  • It's important to feed your lawn monthly, even during cold winter months. This not only maintains its attractive green color all winter but also minimizes rust disease and other problems resulting from malnutrition. We recommend Master Nursery's Fall & Winter Feed 20-6-7, formulated with nitrogen to work even faster during the colder months of the year. 
  • Prevent crabgrass in your lawn before it starts. Apply Bonide's Crabgrass & Weed Preventer now to prevent crabgrass seeds from sprouting. 


  • We recommend applying Bonide's Wilt Stop and covering your plants with our Frost Protection Blankets. Available in a range of sizes and by the foot, we use frost blankets in the nursery ourselves to protect our plants through winter (especially our succulents and citrus) and highly suggest it for your garden. Stop in with plant specific questions and let us help you protect your garden through our colder months. 
  • For your most frost sensitive plants we also recommend wrapping them with non-LED holiday lights. The warmth from the bulbs will provide another measure of protection. Find everything you need to outfit your garden for winter near our outside shop! 


Have a question specific to your garden? Come visit us at the nursery and speak with one of our certified nursery professionals!