Your November Garden

October may have been unusually warm, but San Antonio's first freeze typically hits around November 15 and you want to be sure your garden is prepared. Have fabric or old sheets ready to cover plants when the time comes.

Just because colder weather is coming doesn't mean your garden can be neglected. Here's what to do in November!

This is a perfect time of year to plant trees and shrubs. During the winter, plants can establish their roots while their tops remain dormant until the spring. The same applies to bulbs like Daffodils and Hyacinths and their friends.

Your lawn will grow, but slowly. You can keep it mowed, collecting grass clippings for your compost pile. Falling leaves also make great additions to the compost pile and use them as a light mulch in your shrub, flower, and vegetable plants.

Don't prune your trees too soon. Wait until December through February for the best time to prune.

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