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November Garden Checklist

fall roses
fertilize your roses now for blooms like this all fall-Thanks To Lynn Harper for sharing her rose garden with us!
  • Fertilize your winter lawn if you’ve mowed it twice-it is important to keep it green going into cool weather as yellowing can be hard to correct when soil temperatures are cold
  • we continue to see caterpillar damage on yellow and orange bells, bougainvilleas, vegetable gardens, almost everywhere! Thuricide, dipel, spinosad, sevin, …..use the remedy you’re most comfortable with
  • Plant and or force “papperwhite” narcissus, amaryllis and other bulbs for Christmas color
  • Seed potatoes should be arriving this weekend, fall is the time to plant them in the desert!
  • Continue to plant leafy and root crop vegetables for late winter and spring harvest
  • keep you winter vegetables and flowers well fertilized and growing fast
  • plant winter color for curb appeal and holiday visitors-Geraniums, petunias,pansies,snaps,stock……Remember it is really “spring” to us!
  • We get a lot of calls about “wave” petunias this time of year, especially from folks who are here from the Midwest. Wave petunias are a great “summertime” petunia for those of you who are from the cool country because the are day length sensitive for blooming. In other words they need 10.5 to 12 hours of sunlight per day to perform. It will be the 1st of March now before we receive that amount of sun. We recommend using other types of petunias for winter blooming.
  • Still a great time to plant Citrus-consider dwarf trees-they’re perfect sized for most back yards. We get more  calls about how to prune citrus than almost any other topic. Citrus don’t like to be pruned and if your tree doesn’t get too big you won’t need to prune it!!
  • fertilize roses -they can be at they’re best the next two months!
  • This is a great time to apply preemergent herbicides to prevent late winter and spring weeds
  • Plant wildflower seeds and sweet pea seeds now for spring color!

Custom Creation

custom baskets
Custom basket creations- we want your garden to be it’s best
The Harper boys and our team can create a whole new look for your garden from one hanging basket to custom created planters and pots to a complete landscape design or redesign. Bring us your old baskets, pots, planter, or call us and we’ll come out and evaluate your every garden and landscape need!!
This is a basket we’ve done every year for many years for a customer in our Mesa location. We can do it for you too!!
Well the weather has really cooled and Fall is here now for sure! Good Bye 90s!! We hope we can help your garden and landscape be everything you want it to from teaching you the basics of vegetable gardening to designing a complete landscape the Harper Boys desire is for your gardening to be a joy~


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