Monthly Checklist: November

Lawn Care

With seeding done for the year, all that’s left is feeding that lawn and prepping it for winter.

  • Jonathan Green Veri-Green for established lawns or for lawns that were seeded at least 30 days ago.
  • Jonathan Green Winter Survival to give your lawn a boost during winter. Use at least 30 days after your last application of fertilizer.
  • Weed Beater Ultra can be used to kill broadleaf weeds can be used on new lawns and over seeded lawns once you have mowed them 3-4 times.

Insect & Disease Control

Luckily, most insects aren’t active this time of the year and fungal diseases prefer warmer temperatures.

  • All Season Oil to kill overwintering insects and eggs on most plants.
  • Houseplant Insect Control to treat outdoor plants that are coming inside for winter.

Garden Beds

  • Lobster Compost to add organic matter and amend clay or sandy soils.
  • Mulch your garden beds and around trees and shrubs. Not only does mulch make your garden look tidier, it aids in moisture retention and insulates the root systems of your plantings, keeping them toasty all winter.

Fertilizers

Most plants are either going dormant or already have at this time of the year and won’t need fertilization again until spring. Cool season plants, like Pansies, Ornamental Cabbage and Snapdragons, are exceptions that are more than happy to be fertilized when you plant them.

  • Dynamite Slow Release Fertilizer for Flowers and Veggies. Use once when you plant and then sit back and relax, Dynamite will fertilize for up to 9 months!

Pond Care

With cooler temperatures, you’ll find that there’s less you need to do for your pond.

  • Spring & Fall Fish Food. Switch from regular fish food once pond temperatures drop below 60° and stop feeding entirely once pond temperatures reach 50°.
  • Netting to keep leaves from fall into your pond. While not entirely necessary, it will save you lots of cleaning come spring time.

Animal Repellents

As food sources become more limited during the cooler months, hungry critters may turn to your garden and landscape for a snack. These animal repellants will help discourage them.

  • Liquid Fence can be sprayed directly onto your plants to protect them from hungry deer and rabbits.
  • Deer Scram creates a powerful barrier around your plants to protect them from deer.
  • Repels All is an excellent all-purpose repellant if your critter problems go beyond the standard deer and rabbits.
  • Hot Pepper Wax is a spicy, natural alternative to repels all and is safe to use on veggies and herbs (but make sure you rinse off your edibles before you eat them, or you’re in for a spicy surprise!)
  • Mole Max drives away moles, voles and other ground dwelling rodents naturally.

Miscellaneous

  • Root Stimulant to encourage new root development and to prevent transplant shock in new plantings.
  • Frost Cloths to protect more tender plants from extreme temperatures.
  • Prolong to keep cut Christmas trees fresher for longer
  • Wilt Pruf to help prevent your fresh wreaths and greens from drying out.
  • Vole Bags to use around the root ball of new plantings to prevent hungry voles from munching the root systems of new plants.
  • Birdseed & Suet to fill your feeders for fall and winter birds.