Landscaping enthusiasts needn't go into hibernation in January, even if they live in a cold climate. You may not be doing much outside in the yard in January, I grant you that (well, other than shoveling snow, that is!). But in the comfort of your home, you can always plan future landscaping or gardening projects, right?
Of course, if you live in a warm climate, you do still have yard tasks to perform in January.
Whichever camp you fall into, consult this handy resource from About.com's Gardening Guide. Marie Iannotti discusses how to get going on your plans for next year's garden (if you live in the North), as well as providing advice (if you live in the South) on what you should be doing in the yard at this time. Marie offers a January to-do list for the yard for each of 5 distinct regions of the U.S. and Canada.