715 Boston Post Rd. (Rt.1) Guilford--203-453-1818 (Text only 203-859-1005)
Open Mon.-Fri. 8am-6pm, Sat. 8-5, Sun. 9am-5pm (Gates close 10 min. before closing)
-Disconnect outside water hoses, drain them, and bring them in to basement.
-Cut back and mulch perennials before ground starts to freeze.
-Finish raking leaves before snow.
-Finish planting spring flowering bulbs before ground freezes.
-Mulch paths between raised beds to keep down weeds from starting in spring.
-Have sun blower tuned up.
-Keep leaves and debris from around foundation to prevent mice.
-Clear weeds away from base of trees to prevent rodent damage.
-Move houseplants that are dropping leaves into more light.
-Cut back roses to 18-20" and mulch heavily.
-Store bags of lime and fertilizer off the floor.
-After frost cut leaf stalks of rhubarb to ground level.
-Cut back stems of mums and mulch heavy. Add them to compost.
-Clean mower, drain excess gas and store in dry place.
-Blow out irrigation lines to prevent winter damage.
_Clean and sharpen tools. Treat with oil to prevent rust.
-Put out bird feeders.
-Dig leeks before frost or cover with large layer of straw.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR NOV.:
-Start Paper whites around Nov. 10th.
-Wear protective gear when using chain saws and power equipment.
-Collect grapevine for making wreaths
-Provide plenty of light to encourage African violets to bloom.
-Reduce fertilizer applications to all houseplants.