Many plants are hardy for some drop in temperatures, but when frost threatens, it is smart to take steps to protect delicate plants. By protecting plants from...
In October, water lawn 1/2" to 1" per week
Harvest winter squash before it freezes
Divide and transplant spring and summer blooming perennials
Plant fall bulbs for colorful spring blooms.
Apply pre-emergent for fall annuals (cheatgrass and filarey)
Lower lawn mower height 1-1/2" to 2" tall
Cover irrigation with polar blanket to prolong irrigation into freezing temperatures
Roses- prune out dead and long canes- wait until spring to do major pruning
Schedule winterization of irrigation systems before hard freeze
Apply last fertilizer application to lawns
Irrigation shut down when 3 consecutive days are below 50 degrees for the high temperature
Apply fertilizer and water
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