There are still a few things to do in the garden so don’t throw in the trowel just yet!
Last mow! It’s time to cut the lawn for the final time in 2014 (are you cheering?)! Drop the mower blade for this final cut to 2”. Winter is a good time to do any repair work on mowers. While you’re at it – sharpen the blades so you are ready when spring 2015 arrives.
It’s time to fertilize landscape plants; rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, boxwoods, etc. will benefit from an application. Acid loving plants – use Holly-tone; all others use Plant-tone. Read and follow package directions for rate of application.
Buy and force paperwhites for Christmas enjoyment.
Set snow stakes before the snow flies!
Feed the birds; provide fresh water, too.
As the last leaves fall; keep raking. If you have a mulching lawn mower, allow the finely chopped up leaves to remain on the lawn for some nutrient recycling.
What’s happening in the November garden?