As November’s chill heralds the onset of winter, it’s pivotal to tend to your garden and landscape. Here’s our guide for this transitional month:
Instead of raking or blowing away the fallen autumn leaves, consider mowing over them. This transforms them into a fine mulch layer, which will naturally compost into the ground, enriching the soil for your lawn. However, if you have a thick canopy of trees, it’s essential to remove those leaves to prevent over-mulching.
For cool-season lawns like tall fescue, it’s time to fertilize. Newly sown fescue and ryegrass lawns should be fertilized at half the suggested rate. Boost the vitality of pansies and other winter flora with bone and blood meal, ensuring robust growth. Our new Natural and Bridge Lawn Care Programs focus on creating better alternatives to typical lawn care treatments so if you’d like help, just reach out!
November remains ideal for planting ornamental, shade trees, and shrubs. If you’re thinking of relocating mature trees or shrubs, wait until they’re dormant. For those opting for balled and burlapped trees or shrubs, now is the time to plant.
To safeguard broadleaf evergreens like southern magnolias, holly, azaleas, and rhododendrons from winter burn, apply an anti-transpirant like Wilt Pruf. This prevents the browning of leaves due to excessive moisture loss.
Before the first hard freeze, ensure evergreens and newly planted flora are well-watered to minimize potential damage. Lastly, as a precaution against freezing, detach garden hoses from spigots, drain them, and shield the faucets.
As the seasons shift and nature evolves, so should your garden. Navigating these changes can be challenging, but you don’t have to do it alone. At Gardens of Babylon, we possess the expertise and passion to transform your outdoor spaces into thriving sanctuaries. If you’re seeking guidance, personalized solutions, or simply a touch of professional magic for your landscape, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let us cultivate your vision into a living masterpiece.