Monthly Garden To Do List
November To Do Checklist
Water everything well before a freeze, but avoid overwatering.
Continue planting trees, shrubs, rose bushes and perennials. Planting now will ensure better survival next spring/summer and earlier growth and blooms.
Plant fall and winter color – pansies, dianthus, snapdragons, alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, etc.
Apply pre-emergent weed control such as corn gluten or Barricade to prevent weeds from sprouting.
Winterize the lawn with an organic, slow release fertilizer. We suggest MicroLife Brown Patch.
Plant herbs and winter veggies. Cilantro, parsley, dill, mint, lavender and rosemary. Lettuce, spinach and other greens are just weeks from the salad bowl. Start onion sets, leeks and garlic now for spring harvest.
Plant wildflower seeds through November – bluebonnets, paintbrush, larkspur, etc. Also plant sweet pea seeds in November for better results in spring.
MULCH! Last chance to get that mulch down before the weather gets cold. The mulch you applied last spring is long gone! Protect roots and maintain moisture while keeping weeds to a minimum with a 3-inch layer of the mulch of your choice — pine straw, bark mulch, compost, leaves.
PRUNE: After blooming, mums should be cut back almost to the ground. Prune long, gangly shoots on shrubs. Remove dead, and damaged wood from shrubs and trees.