November gardening tips
Tip on How to Grow Your Plant in November
November gardening tips may be what you need for your garden.winter almost upon us, out come the sweaters and woolies.
People can protect themselves from the harsh winter cold quite well, but what do the plants do when the wind is too chilly or too harsh. Plants also need protection from the wind, the cold and the snow.
The best November Gardening tip that can be given is mulching. The way to protect perennial plants from the harsh cold is by mulching. Mulching is a method that prevents plants from freezing in the harsh cold. What you need to be careful about where mulching is concerned is to not mulch too early.
The best time to start mulching is just when the ground starts freezing. If you mulch before the first snow you could just end up with rodents and mice in the mulch, which is bad enough. In addition, your plants will not have started their hibernation period. The perfect raw material for mulching includes pine needles, straw, leaves and bark. Straw works as the best mulch as it is a good insulator.
Leaves are good if they are cut up well and then matted down in a thickness of four inches. If your garden has evergreens, then these need to be protected from the cold as well. The best way to protect evergreens from harsh winter cold is by making a windbreaker. This can be done by placing posts where the wind is the strongest and wrapping burlap between the posts. Plastic should be avoided as it heats up during the day and will only end up burning your precious plants.
If you have new plants in your garden, you need to be extra careful about winter sun. The winter sun may seem bleak, but can be very strong during the day and can burn up your newly planted trees. The trunks of these trees can be protected from the sun by covering them in special tree wrapping tape, which is available at garden centers. This tree wrapping tape along with mulching will protect your trees not only from the winter sun but also from hungry rodents and mice.
If roses are in your garden, then come November, these will need some extra care. After the first snow, it is best to mound the area around your rose bushes with twelve inches of soil. Though this may not keep the soil warm, it will prevent thawing. The amount of mulching depends on the region you are in and also on the variety of roses you have.
A great November gardening tip is to keep your garden clean in the winter. Remove plastic, vines, stems, rotting plants and vegetable. As November approaches, test your soil with a soil test kit, which is available in most garden centers.
Another November gardening tip is to remember that November is not a good time to add fertilizer and this is because in the process of leaching or erosion most of the nutrients are lost. Ornamental plants and strawberries need clean straw for mulching. This is a great November gardening tip for those who love their strawberry plants.
It is important that you take extra care of your plants in the month of November, which is also an important season for plants and they need some extra TLC too.
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