Now is a good time to plant trees and shrubs in containers if the soil temperature is above 40°F.
Prepare for freezing temps this month by making sure your plants are well mulched and by watering deeply before a heavy freeze.
Winterize your irrigation system, and wrap exposed outdoor hose spigots.
—Karen Beaty is a horticulturalist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
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