- Continue overseeding fescue when ground temperatures are above 50 degrees. Use ferti-lome New Lawn Starter 9-13-7 or Milorganite on new lawns.
- In the first week, fertilize cool season grasses again using Marcum’s Nursery Slow Release Fertilizer 18-6-12 (40 lbs. covers 7,200 sq. feet).
- 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 laws using post-emergent ferti-lome Weed Free Zone.
- Apply ferti-lome Fruit, Citrus and Pecan Tree Food to fruit and nut trees.
- Apply ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Food or Marcum’s Nursery Slow Release Fertilizer 8-6-12 to trees and shrub in lawn and bed areas.
- Plant container trees and your Ball and Burlap (B & B) trees when they go dormant.
- Continue to plant pansies, kale and cabbage.
- Purchase spring flowering bulbs and refrigerate or keep cool in dry spot (garage) until mid-November through December for planting when ground temps are 50 degrees F or below
- Test soil to correct 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 tests costs $10.00. Check out online OSU Fact Sheet: PSS-2207 How to Get a Good Soil Sample. Bring at least two cups of soil to be tested. Phone: 405-713-1125.
- Dispose of pinecones of pines infested with Diplodia or 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. Marcum’s carries many varieties of great mulch.
- 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 surface with a thin film of oil to prevent rust..
Note: Thanks to Oklahoma Coop Extension Service for providing some of the suggested maintenance guidelines.
For questions regarding November maintenance guidelines, please call Goldsby 405 288-2368, Oklahoma City 405 691-9100, Norman 405 447-3100 or Ardmore 580 223-1846.