November:
  • Apply & incorporate 2" manure or compost into the vegetable's soil
  • Black friday & Cyber Monday are fueled largely by deals on electronics
  • Carefully inspect brick or masonry siding for cracks or missing mortar. Repair with fresh mortar or concrete caulk.
  • Caulk exterior joints around window & doors.
  • Check exhaust fan systems.
  • Check for leaks around washing machine. A prime suspect for leaks are the water supply hose washers. Inspect hoses and replace if necessary.
  • Clean basement & garage.
  • Clean dishwasher, trash compactor and countertop appliances.
  • Clean lampshades, light shades or globes; dust light bulbs
  • Cover strawberries with several inches of straw mulch to protect flower buds during winter
  • Dining furniture on sale
  • Election Day
  • Fertilize lawns (1 lb. N / 100 sq.') to promote root growth & encourage early green-up in the spring
  • Highlight Hair
  • Houses on sale
  • Inspect automatic garage door opener and lubricate according to the manufacturer's directions. Make sure all bolts and screws are properly tightened and secured
  • Leave the "fern-like" foliage of asparagus to stand for the winter
  • Protext hybrid-tea roses with several inches of soil & straw over the winter
  • Protect young trees from rabbit damage with chicken wire or hardware cloth fencing
  • Quilts & blankets on sale
  • Remove diseased foliage from iris & peonies to prevent problems next year
  • Review insurance
  • Space heaters on sale
  • Stop fertilizing houseplants until spring
  • Thanksgiving
  • Wash pillows
  • Winter clothing on sale