November

  • Cut back faded perennials for the winter
  • Prune trees for the winter so fallen limbs don’t damage your property during snow and ice storms
  • Plant or transplant shrubs and trees now, while they’re dormant, to give them the best opportunity for growth next spring
  • Definitely replenish or replace mulch around trees, shrubs & in bed areas. Make sure mulch is at least 3” to 4” deep for cold weather protection & to reduce heaving.
  • Just because it’s winter, don’t think you don’t need to water! Continue to water plant material, especially newly installed landscapes (if no significant rainfall).
  • Continue to remove leaves from turf & bed areas. Chop leaves up with a mulching mower & leave on lawn or use in beds…makes a great mulch! Don’t let leaves remain at the base of trees & shrubs. This invites insects & disease.
  • Bring houseplants & tropicals indoors, chances are they will not survive outside during winter.
  • Remember our feathered friends during the winter….keep plenty of birdseed & fresh water available.
  • Around Thanksgiving, it’s time for another application of lawn winter fertilizer.
  • Plant late spring blooming bulbs before ground freezes.
  • Mound Roses with 10” to 12” of extra dirt for protection. After ground freezes, mulch Roses that have been mounded with leaf mulch, seasoned wood chips, hay or straw.