October 17, 2012

November Garden Chores

Fall is a busy time of year. Our house and cars need to be prepared for the upcoming winter season. It's also time to get our garden and landscape plants ready for winter. The following are a few garden chores that should be completed in November. 


Modern, bush-type roses (hybrid teas, floribundas, and grandifloras) require protection during the winter months. Low temperatures and rapid temperature changes in winter can severely injure and sometimes kill unprotected roses. 

Autumn Lawn Care and Composting

Mowing and fertilizing the lawn, controlling weeds and raking leaves are all jobs that need to be continued into the fall.  Read more in the

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Confirmed in Iowa

The brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive insect found in the eastern U.S.