Is your garden ready for the winter? If not, check out these November gardening tips!
How you prepare your garden in November depends on where you live. Some people who live in the North use this month to evaluate their garden layout, while people who live in the South use this opportunity for fall vegetable gardening. One of the tips we always suggest to all regions is to use the autumn leaves as leaf mold, compost, or mulch. It’s also best to cover the compost pile in case it rains. Lastly, add organic matter to garden beds and flower borders.
If you’re preparing your garden for the new month, here are some gardening tips to help you out!
November Gardening Tips
- Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs in the North and South: If you live in the North, you can still plant spring-blooming bulbs in your garden this November. Just make sure that the ground hasn’t frozen.
- Plant Cool-Season Annuals in the South: For people living in the South and subtropical Florida, November is the perfect month to plant beautiful annual flowers, such as Dusty Miller, Flowering Kale, Pansies and Violas, and Sweet Asylum.
- Apply Winter Mulch in the North: Once the ground freezes, apply a winter mulch to keep the soil frozen all winter. This is one of the November gardening tips that helps your perennials and plants from getting damaged by the cycle of freezing and thawing.
- Cut Plants Back: If you want a clean garden this November, then we suggest cutting back annuals and perennials. Clean up any dead plants and diseased plants to prevent the diseases from coming back next season and from spreading to your other plants.
- Clean Your Tools: Clean your gardening tools before storing them for winter. Remove any soil or other debris by wiping them off or by placing them in soapy water. Sharpen shovels, trowels, and pruners to make them easier to use once spring arrives.
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- Treat for Pests: Use horticultural oil to control pests, like scale and other insects.
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- Clean Your Houseplants: Using a damp cloth or soft cloth, wipe the dust off your plant’s leaves. You can also rinse the leaves off with room-temperature water in a sink, shower or tub.
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- Boost Humidity Indoors: During this season, the air in your home is typically dry because of the furnace. Increase the humidity indoors for your plants by grouping them and placing a dish of water in the center or by purchasing a humidifier.
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- Water Houseplants Less: One of the November gardening tips you may already know is to water your plants less during this season. As the days grow shorter, your plant’s soil takes longer to dry. Check your plant’s soil before watering it with your finger. You can also purchase a moisture meter.
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Check out our Plant Care blog to learn more about different houseplants and tips on how to keep your plants alive and healthy.
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