Things to Do – November 2017
- Mow frequently until first frost.
- Discontinue using landscape sprinkler systems since our cool moist season as arrived.
- Mulch fallen leaves.
- Collect pine straw for landscape mulching.
- Cut back frosted tropicals and perennials.
- Remove yellowed or dead foliage from perennials and bulbs.
- Plant trees, shrubs, and vines to take advantage of moisture, cooler temperatures, and mild winters.
- Replenish mulch to 3-4 inches especially paying attention to tender plants/tropical which need 10-12 inches, depending on depth of roots.
- Fertilize cold-tolerant herbaceous plants with 3:1:2 “lawn” fertilizer such as 15-5-10, 16-6-12, etc.
- To promote size and height fertilize trees and shrubs with a 3:1:2 “lawn” fertilizer such as 15-5-10, 16-6-12, etc.
- Bring in glass rain gauges, terra cotta planters and any other breakable lawn art before the first freeze.
- Drain water hoses and fountains.
- Buy and chill tulips and hyacinths for 6-8 weeks before planting.
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