To-Do List for November

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of November.


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  • Rid the garden of plant debris that might allow diseases and pests to survive the winter.
  • Wrap the trunks of young trees to protect their tender bark from winter injury.
  • Don't remove snow and ice from evergreens—rescue efforts may do more harm than good.
  • Clean up all dropped fruit and other debris from beneath fruit trees.
  • Cut lawn grass short now—tall grasses can become moldy beneath snow cover.
  • After the ground freezes, cover perennials with mulch to keep frost-thaw cycles from heaving them out of the ground.
  • Turn the compost pile and add water if it feels dry.