Planting: November and December are the best months of the year to plant shade trees.
Transplanting: Can be done this month with good results.
Fertilizing: No fertilizer should be applied to trees this time of year
Pest Control: Other than scale, few pest problems require treatment now. Apply dormant oil to rid your plants of scale.
Pruning: Winter is the ideal time to prune both deciduous and evergreen trees. Do not prune spring flowering trees now.
Watering: Water-in newly planted trees thoroughly, but you should not have to do much supplemental watering.
Planting: Container roses can be planted this month.
Transplanting: Wait until December or January to transplant roses.
Fertilizing: No fertilizer is needed for the rest of the growing season.
Pest Control: Pest problems are diminishing. You will still see blackspot and aphids may sow up on flower buds or new growth.
Pruning: Avoid heavy pruning that would stimulate new growth.
Watering: Water plants if rainfall is not sufficient.
Planting: Continue to overseed ryegrass if you have not already done so.
Fertilizing: Fertilize ryegrass planted in October in late November after the warmseason grass has gone dormant.
Pest Control: Apply a preemergence herbicide early this month if you did not do so in October.
Mowing: Mow ryegrass regularly. Set the mower to a height of 1 to 2 inches.
Watering: In normal circumstances enough rain should fall this month to make it unnecessary to irrigate.
Planting: This is the best month for planting cool season annuals.
Fertilizing: Fertilize new plantings at the time of planting and use soluble fertilizer on container plantings.
Pest Control: Watch for snails and slugs and use control aids as necessary.
Watering: Rain in November is usually adequate, but water as needed.
Planting: Both container plants and balled-and-burlapped plants can be planted at this time of the year.
Transplanting: This is the beginning of transplanting season.
Fertilizing: No fertilizer should be applied to shrubs this month.
Pest Control: Few pest problems will exist this time of year. Watch for scale on camellias, hollies, euonymus – the cool season is the perfect time to treat this with oil sprays.
Pruning: Be cautious about what you prune this time of year. The mild temperatures of November don’t send shrubs into dormancy. Pruning can actually stimulate growth which will be damaged by the winter cold. Spring flowering plants do not need to be pruned at this time of year.
Watering: Established shrubs should not require watering in excess of the rainfall received. Newly planted shrubs will require watering more frequently if the weather is mild and dry.
Planting: November is a great month for planting perennials in the garden.
Transplanting: This month is one of the best for transplanting perennials.
Fertilizing: Fertilizer is usually not needed at this time of the year.
Pest Control: Watch for caterpillars, aphids, snails, and slugs and treat if necessary.
Pruning: Tall growing, fall-blooming perennials may need to be staked. Deadhead perennials that are in bloom as needed. After they finish flowering, most should be cut back hard. Cut back and remove dead flower stalks and unattractive foliage from perennials winding down for the year.
Watering: Water plants as needed to aintain a moist soil if weather is dry
Planting: You can plant alyssum, violas, and pansies over your spring blooming bulbs. They will provide flowers before, during, and after the bulbs bloom.
Care: Cut back the foliage that has browned, and mark the locations of dormant summer bulbs to avoid digging into them later on.
Pest Control: If insects are damaging your plantings apply approved aids accordingly.