October 31, 2014 lindamckendry

November Gardening Checklist

November signals the onset of cold and rainy season! Here are ways to prepare your garden for the rain in November

 

Plant/Purchase

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  • Plant California Natives
  • Transplant shrubs and young trees to new locations
  • Plant ground covers
  • Plant kale and flowering cabbage
  • Finish filling flowerbeds with cool-season flowers for winter and spring bloom

Trim/Prune/Mow/Divide

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  • Prune pine trees and other conifers now through February
  • Divide and transplant agapanthus
  • Watch red fountain grass for new growth which is the sign to cut it back

Fertilize

 

  • Don’t feed roses this month

Water

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  • Once rains arrive, stop watering succulents growing in the ground
  • Water all garden plants less frequently now as weather cools and rains begin.