Gardening tips for November

Gardening tips for November

By November, our clocks have been re-set for Winter time, expect days to be short, wet and windy. Any mild spells are all very welcome and a great opportunity to complete outstanding gardening tasks.

November is traditionally a very busy period for planting (bare-rooted and/or rootballed) hedging, trees and shrubs.

  • Remove fallen leaf from lawn areas and use to make leaf mould, an excellent compost for planted border. Simply dampen collected leaves and store in a black plastic bag. Pierce bag and set aside for 6 months
  • Check and remove (rake/scarify) any moss and thatch from lawn areas
  • If temperatures remain mild, grass will continue to grow, wait for dry conditions before giving the lawn a trim
  • Check and secure all tree stakes and ties
  • Apply autumn/winter lawn feed (high in phosphates and potash) to encourage good root development
  • November is a good month to take a critical look at the garden, correct any mistakes, determine and plan changes for spring and try something new
  • Time is running out, complete the planting of tulip bulbs soon

Article contributed by Owen Chubb –

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