Fertilize flower and vegetable gardens. Early in the month, work some compost or organic fertilizer into your flower and vegetable beds so the soil is ready to go when spring hits. Try compost teas, liquid fertilizers, worm castings, cottonseed meal or compost from your own compost pile. Rake the mulch to the side and work the fertilizer into the top couple of inches of soil, then rake smooth and replace the mulch. Ask your nursery for a fertilizer recommendation — nobody knows the local soil and typical garden problems better than the staff at a good local garden center.