Your Garden

Things you could or should be doing in your garden ...

  • Fescue Lawns – second application of Nitrogen fertilizer
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Harvest and freeze or can fall vegetables
  • Cut and dry hydrangea flower heads before first frost (average first freeze November 1st).
  • Ideal time to plant trees and shrubs
  • Plant perennial bulbs such as daffodils and tulips
  • Till vegetable gardens to expose insects to winter cold and to allow for frost heave to improve soil texture
  • Turn off irrigation systems and drain line
  • Prune hollies for indoor holiday decorations; deciduous winterberry hollies are exceptional for this.
  • Water house plants with room temperature water
  • Keep live Christmas trees outside as long as possible; only keep in the house for one week. Spray tree with anti-transpirant prior to bringing inside
  • Sharpen and oil tools and pruners
  • Keep bird feeders full; be sure to provide water
  • Recycle your cut Christmas tree at the Leaf Mulch Pile
  • Begin planning your seed orders
  • Review your landscape to consider where you need to improve the ‘bones’ or evergreen structure of your garden