Welcome gardening friends, thanks for stopping by!
If you’re excited to work in your yard or garden, but not sure what to do in the chilly November weather, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put together this Gardening to-do list for November.
You may not need to do everything on this list. For example, if you don’t have upright bushes to tie or snow tools to inspect, skip over those items on the list. Just pick what applies to your yard and plan out when you will do it all throughout the month!
November Gardening To-Do List
➺Tie Upright Bushes like junipers and arborvitae with burlap strips to keep the
snow load from spreading their branches during winter. You can use twine if loosely tied around the branches
➺Cut Back And Mulch perennials as they go dormant. Time to finish putting those late fall bloomers to bed. Later in the month, ROSE BUSHES may like being mulched for winter. It is like a winter blanket for the rose roots. Mound DRY leaves around the base of the rose. Make it about 8 inches deep. The leaves act as a blanket for the roots of the rose. By spring, the leaves will be mostly broken down.
➺DEEP SOAK trees, shrubs & flower beds. Moisture will actually help them when the soil is frozen this winter.
➺Fertilize lawn if necessary, according to your schedule
➺Store Away Tools that are still out. You won’t want to find them in the spring all rusted from being covered with snow!
➺Cover Beds With A Frost Blanket or Dried Leaves for an added layer of protection for your perennials. (optional – depending on what you have planted and need extra protection.) This is not real common here along the Wasatch Front. Usually we just don’t plant material that is not cold hardy for our winters.
➺Large Pots/Containers Left Outside can be covered with a large black plastic bag. This prevents those thaw and freeze periods to potentially crack your pot. Be sure to remove all plant material; you can leave in the dirt. A rock on top is helpful to not blow away the bag in wind storms. In the spring, pull off the bag, freshen up the soil and plant again!
➺Snow Shovel and/or snow blower should be checked and in good repair…..before you need them. Don’t get caught in that first snow storm that some years come earlier than we anticipate!
➺Check Ice & Snow Removal Products and replenish if necessary, before it snows. We offer a good ice melt that is friendly to nature and protects concrete. Not harmful to lawns shrubs and trees. No dangerous chemicals.
Be sure to check back for December’s to-do list!
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