MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES

November Guidelines

    • Continue reseeding fescue.
    • In the first week, fertilize cool season grasses again using Marcum’s Fertilizer 18-6-12.
    • Apply ferti-lome Fruit, Citrus and Pecan Tree Food to fruit and nut trees.
    • Apply ferti-lome Tree & Shrub Food or Marcum’s 18-6-12 Fertilizer to trees and shrub in lawn and bed areas.
    • Plant container trees and your Ball & Burlap (B & B) trees when they go dormant.
    • Continue to plant pansies, kale, and cabbage.
    • Purchase spring flowering bulbs and keep in a cool, dry spot until ground temps are 55-60 degrees.
    • Continue mowing cool-season lawns on a regular basis.
    • Remove leaves from cool-season grasses or mow with a mulching mower.
    • Continue to control broadleaf weeds in well established warm or cool-season lawns using post-emergent ferti-lome Weed Free Zone.
    • Test soil to correct nutrient deficiencies before winter. Soil testing may be done through the Oklahoma State Co-op Extension located at 2500 N.E. 63rd street in OKC. A routine soil test costs $10.00. Bring at least two cups of soil to be tested. Phone: 405-713-1125.
    • Dispose of pine cones of pines infested with Diplodia and Dothistroma. Prune out dead tips.
      • Compost annual debris and leaves but do not compost diseased plant parts.
    • November 15 to March 15 is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs.
    • Prepare the landscape for winter by mulching with Marcum’s Twice Ground Cedar Mulch and Marcum’s Grade A Cedar.
    • Scale insects can be controlled with Hi-Yield Dormant Spray. Apply when the temperature is above 40 degrees F in late fall and winter. Do not use “dormant” oils on evergreens.
    • Drain gasoline from power equipment or use fuel stabilizer before winter storage.
    • Drain and store water hoses and wrap hydrants. Clean up all tools. Coat metal surfaces with a thin film of oil to prevent rust.
    • Remove diseased plant material from the landscape to reduce disease problems next year.

    Note: Thanks to Oklahoma Coop Extension Service for providing some of the suggested maintenance guidelines.

  • Recommended products may be purchased at Marcum’s Nursery locations. For questions pertaining to November maintenance guidelines, please call your local Marcum’s Nursery.