What to do in November

1. Reduce irrigation. Continue irrigating (as needed) to prevent drought stress. A good way to tell water is needed is when turf turns blue-gray in color and/or footprinting occurs. Irrigate following onset of frost (browning of
foliage) if needed to prevent winter dehydration in cooler portions of Florida.

2. Make a small brush pile for birds. Attract wildlife by creating a small pile in your yard of supplies birds might need while creating their nest.

Do provide any combination of the following:

Dead twigs
Dead leaves
Dry grass (make sure the grass hadn’t been treated with pesticides)
Feathers
Plant fluff or down (e.g. cattail fluff, cottonwood down)
Moss
Bark strips
Pine needles

Don’t provide:

plastic strips
tinsel
cellophane
aluminum foil
dryer lint

3. Protect your citrus. While unlikely, its possible we get cool temperatures, especially towards the end of the month. Make sure you have sheets or plastic ready to use on citrus if we are expecting any freezes.

4. Over-seed your lawn. Keep your yard looking lush and green by over-seeding with a Rye grass for the cooler months. This quick growing annual typically lasts through the cooler months and dies back in spring.

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