November Gardening Tips for the Midwest and Mountain Regions
How long should I continue to water my yard?
Can I still plant spring flowering bulbs this month?
Fall is filled with a number of chores to get done before winter comes. Gardening chores include completing your yard’s fall clean up and adding mulch to garden beds. From landscaping tips to general gardening tips, here are items to add to your to-do list in the Midwest and Mountain Regions of the U.S. for the month of November.
November Gardening Tips
- Until the ground freezes, keep watering your trees, shrubs and evergreens.
- You can still transplant trees into your yard this month. Just make sure to install aeration tubes with any newly planted trees.
- Fertilize your lawn this month.
- Add a layer of mulch to your garden beds, flower beds, and around your trees. This will help keep the foliage warm during the cold winter months. Save money by mulching your trees’ fallen leaves and using them as organic mulch.
Fruit and Vegetable Tips
Perennial and Annual Tips
- If you haven’t already got your spring-flowering bulbs into the ground, make sure to put that on your to-do list. You won’t want to miss our article, Backyard Gardening Tips: How to Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs, for how to plant bulbs and a huge list of bulbs to plant.
- Better Homes and Gardens recommend cutting back your perennials this month. When you do, make sure to leave about 2-3 inches of the plant’s stem.
- Plant ornamental kale to give your winter garden a pop.
General Gardening Tips
- Plan to finish your fall clean up this month. For additional information about making the best of your fall clean up, you will want to read, Your Fall Clean Up Guide.
- Do not forget about the birds. Hang a bird feeder and keep it full.
The month of November is a great time to finish up those last minute gardening and landscaping chores for those who live in the Midwest and Mountain Regions of the U.S.
What is one of the top things on your list to get done in your yard before winter sets in?