Spring bulbs, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. (see Red Dirt Gardening article on Fall Bulb Planting 101)
Worm casting are gentle fertilizer to be use with bulbs.
Cool season turf can be fertilized during the first week of November.
Use 1/2 rate of organic fertilizer like Sustane.
Scale insects can still be treated as long as the temperature is above 40 degrees with dormant oils. Remember not to use dormant oil on evergreens.
Continue to control broadleaf weeds with a post-emergent.
Begin tree pruning towards the end of the month by removing dead and diseased branches. Wait to December and January to actually begin major pruning. Be sure to follow proper practices by not making any flush cuts thus leaving the branch collar. Do not using pruning paint as it inhibits wound healing (see Basic Pruning Articles).
As the weather cools, remember to continue to water as needed. Evergreens and cools season turf will need the moisture.
The ideal time to water is to begin at about 4am. This prevents evaporation and moisture from laying on your flowering plants for too long as this encourages disease like powdery mildew.
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