Top 5 Must-Do’s for November!

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November in South Texas is perfect for spending time outdoors with small gatherings of family & friends. Cool weather, crisp evenings, outdoor fires & a beautiful garden…a welcome invitation. Here’s our tips to help.

Check out our November Garden Guide for more tips and remember that trees, shrubs, and perennials can be planted 12 months out of the year! The only difference is the amount of water they need depending on temperatures and wind!

1. Accent With Fall Flowers

Here’s our list of Fall/Winter flowers – tons of choices for outdoor color to redo pots & inground plantings. Flowers take a little time to grow and bloom. Plant early this month so they can look ravishing for the holidays! Once they’re all planted, give them a good meal of organic Plant Tone or Hasta Gro. 

2. Freshen Up!

Enjoy the fresh air & clean things up. Pull weeds, trim shrubs a little to shape, rake beds, then feed your plants with a good organic fertilizer such as Hasta Grow. Finally add new mulch to give everything a polished look! Water once a week if we don’t get rain. 

3. Plant Hardy Trees & Shrubs

Now is the best time to plant cold-hardy shrubs and trees. They grow & develop a good root system for better success next Spring and Summer. They will need water & care, just not as much as during warmer seasons. Always fertilize when you plant and follow our watering instructions.

4. Last Chance to Feed Lawns

Fertilize now if you have not done so this Fall. Our top choices:  Gill Lawn & Garden or Medina Growin’ Green. Apply pre-emergent for winter weed control & treat brown spots in lawns with peat moss or Nature’s Blend Compost to help with fungus control. You can also lay new sod or overseed with winter rye grass in lawn areas that are unsightly.

5. Fall Herbs For Cooking

Add flavor & flare to your special meals with fresh herbs from your garden. Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Cilantro, Fennel, Dill, & Parsley are just a few that thrive in our Fall & Winter months. Limited space? A sunny spot, container & a few favorite herbs is all you need. We can even pot them up for you. 

2 Comments on “Top 5 Must-Do’s for November!”

  1. I have some tiger lilies in a pot that I FINALLY got to bloom last spring (after 5 years effort!). They probably need to be repotted in fresh soil, but still have lots of greenery on their tops & some bulbils. Do I dare take them out, replace the dirt & replant them? Do I leave the green tops or remove them? Thanks for the input.

  2. Congratulations Elizabeth!
    That is a real accomplishment as tiger lilies are suited best in other areas of the country. Keeping them in the container is a good idea especially with our heavy clay soils. Based on what I am reading, it is best to keep the healthy foliage on the plant until it dies down in the Fall or maybe Winter in South Texas. Once the foliage dies back, you can remove most all of it leaving a stubble of the foliage sticking out of the soil-3-4″. Be careful with watering as they will not need as much water during their dormant stage, but some. Repotting is up to you, if the pot is overcrowded, then divide and repot in late winter- early spring before they begin to grow again. Top dressing with organic mulch is recommended as well.
    Hope this helps …Happy Gardening!

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