November Planting & Clean-Up Tips

November 7, 2016

November Planting & Clean-Up Tips

Although the temps seem more like September or October, it’s November in Minnesota. We know the weather can turn on a dime, so take time now to get your lawn and landscape ready for winter. Here are a few fall planting and clean-up tips:

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Plant Trees & Shrubs:

There’s still time to plant trees and shrubs in November, because the roots can grow in soil as cold as 40 degrees. Roots will have ample time to establish because soil remains warm long after the air temperatures drop.

Check out this handy guide, or contact us with questions about planting trees & shrubs. For more information, visit the University of Minnesota Extension Service website.

Inspect Existing Plants:

Before winter weather hits, take a little time to inspect your outdoor landscape for potential problems. Look for potential safety hazards, signs of pest and disease or plants that may need some extra watering before freezing temps settle in.