November Gardening Tips for the Southwest
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The weather is getting cooler and that can mean only one thing: fall is here and winter is on its way. In this article you will find a compilation of gardening tips for the month of November for the Southwest Region of the United States. You will find information about planting herbs and how to deadhead your flowers to make up your monthly to-do list before the winter chill sets in.
November Gardening Tips
- The Old Farmer’s Almanac reminds us that fall is the ideal time to plant and transplant trees. This is because trees are allowed the needed time to establish their roots prior spring.
- While it can be easy to think that right now you can slow down on watering, that could not be farther from the truth. Continue watering your plants.
- Continue to mow your lawn if the grass is actively growing with a mower that has clean, sharp blades for best results.
Fruit and Vegetable Tips
- Harvest all your warm season crops before this year’s first freeze.
- Get those cool-season crops into the ground like kale, broccoli, and spinach. For more information on growing fall vegetables, please see our article, 5 Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden this Fall.
- Deadhead your flowers this month. Deadheading is when your remove the heads of your flowers. This will actually encourage more growth. Our article, Deadheading Made Easy- How to Supercharge Your Garden breaks down exactly what you need to know to deadhead successfully.
- Growing wildflowers can add that perfect touch to any landscape. Find out how to grow them by visiting our article, How to Grow Wildflowers that Supercharge Your Garden.
- Better Homes and Gardens recommends transplanting sweet alyssum, pansy, viola, dianthurs and petunias this month.
General Gardening Tips
- Are you thinking about planting your own herb garden? Plant herbs like cilantro, dill and fennel where they can get full sun.
- Monitor the weather reports. If frost is in the forecast, cover your plants with burlap or purchase frost blankets that guarantee protection against frost. When the sun rises, remove the blankets.
November is the time to prepare your garden and lawn for the cold winter months in the Southwest Region of the U.S. There are a number of gardening items to add to your list to ensure that your plants and trees thrive through the winter. From landscaping tips to general gardening tips, be sure to prepare this month for best results.