Things To Do In November

  • Plant a basket of narcissus for holiday bloom.
  • Protect built-in sprinkler systems: drain the system and insulate the valve mechanisms.
  • Tie limbs of upright evergreens to prevent breakage by snow or ice.
  • Open up spaces in dense trees to allow wind to pass through.
  • Rake and destroy leaves from fruit trees that were diseased this year. Remove mummified fruit.
  • Cut back chrysanthemums after bloom; clean up the ground.
  • Plant window garden of lettuce, chives, parsley.
  • Plant shrubs and trees that supply winter food and shelter to birds.
  • Stake young trees loosely so they can develop strong trunks.
  • Wrap the trunks of young trees with an insulating material to protect them from cold.
  • Mulch, mulch, and mulch some more.