November garden tips for the Treasure Valley

November 7, 2013 

Here are a few things to do in November to get ready for a great growing season starting next spring.

• Spread last half of lawn’s annual fertilizer allotment in two sessions, a week or two apart.

• Use power mower to vacuum and shred leaves for use as winter mulch or as additions to compost.

• Plant spring flowering bulbs after soil temperature drops below 60 degrees. (Buy your bulbs earlier in the season if you want a better selection. Keep in a cool, dry place or refrigerate.) For winter cheer, buy bulbs for forcing indoors.

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