November Garden Tips

  • Apply your third application of fertilizer to fescue lawns now. Use Jonathan Green Winter Survival Fertilizer.
  • Covering ponds with bird netting will prevent predatory birds from attacking your fish and will keep leaves from fouling the water. Rotting organic matter can cause oxygen depletion and can kill your fish.
  • Continue to water plants throughout fall, especially evergreens and newly planted trees and shrubs, until weather cools and frost is common.
  • Cut back and clean up perennial gardens.
  • Clean up leaves weekly, especially on newly seeded lawns.
  • Container and window box decorations – Add holly, cypress, and cedar branches into the soil. Pine cones and Nandina berries add that festive sparkle!
  • Use Bonide All Seasons Oil on fruit and deciduous trees, shrubs and bushes. This kills overwintering insects like scale, spider mites, and caterpillars. Dormant spraying should be done in the late fall and again in early spring before budding occurs.
  • Take a walk around your garden with your garden journal. Make notes on what you need to change or add in the spring. Think about blooms, leaf color, texture, and height, etc. Enjoy your garden before it goes to sleep for the winter.
  • Christmas indoor blooms – Start Paper White, Narcissus and Amaryllis bulbs now and you’ll have beautiful blooms by Christmas.