As November dawns on Maryland this year, the cold really begins to set in! Even so, you likely still have some time to spend outdoors. There is always something one can do to care for the landscape year-round, November not excluded! Below are a few November landscaping tips to keep in mind. If you would like professional help, Michael Bryan Landscapes serves both residential and commercial properties in Maryland and Northern Virginia!
At this time of year, the leaves are still full in the trees. It is usually during this month that raking the leaves becomes necessary, especially since leaving the leaves on the property can cause slippery pathways and moldy clumps on the lawn.
Aside from clearing the leaves away, one will also want to cut back dead foliage and prune your trees and shrubs. Once the plants have gone dormant, it is a great time to cut them back into a healthy shape.
The Last of Watering & Fertilizing
November landscaping also provides you with the last window of opportunity for watering and fertilizing your lawn and plants. As the weather cools, one can still continue to water the plants and lawn until the first frost. It will help to keep up their hydration before winter truly sets in. Fertilizer can help give your plants and lawn a boost of nutrition for a more robust spring.
Clearing Away Pests
The soil and certain plants can be fodder for plant diseases, fungus, and pests. Taking care of these issues in the fall, or as soon as possible, will help your garden now and next spring. It is best to talk with a professional landscaper to diagnose and treat pest problems properly.
Maintaining Your Tools
Plants can carry diseases and oils, so at the end of every season, you will need to disinfect your garden tools if you are carrying out November landscaping tasks yourself. Clean off the dirt and wipe them down with either a disinfectant or a 10% bleach solution. You can also sharpen your dulled spades, shovels, and pruners; it makes a difference!
Protecting Plants from the Cold
Underground tubers and bulbs need protection from the cold. You can mulch your garden beds and around trees and shrubs to insulate them from the harsh freeze and thaw cycle of winter. Need a professional’s assistance? Contact Michael Bryan Landscapes!
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