“Is it okay to prune my trees and shrubs now?” is a popular question that comes up during the fall season. The weather is so nice with comfortable temperatures, many gardeners want to work in their garden and landscape before cold winter weather arrives.
In November our minds may be more on preparing for the holiday season, but there are still things that can be done in the garden this time of year. Below are gardening tips to help your garden through the winter season.
Spring is when we often think about planting trees and shrubs because it is the time of year we see plants growing and get excited about new plants for our gardens. However, the best time to plant trees and shrubs is actually now during the fall season. Planting in the fall allows enough time for the plant to establish a root system during cooler weather and be more apt to survive the following year’s hot summer temperatures.
Many of us incorporate spring-flowering bulbs into our landscapes to enjoy seeing the first colors of spring. However, the time that you plant spring-flowering bulbs is not a time of year that you would typically be thinking about spring color.