October Garden Jobs

Sunday, October 7th, 2007 by Jenny Watts

October is the month to finish up planting jobs and make the garden ready for winter. There’s lots to do in the garden now, and warm fall days are the time to do it.

Shrubs and trees planted now will get a good head start as the soil in October and November is still warm enough to encourage vigorous root growth and cooler daytime temperatures make it easier on the plants. When the cold weather does set in along with the rains, their roots will keep on growing and the plants will become well established. They will reward you next spring with a big show of new growth, and a greater tolerance for the summer heat.

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