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Southern Plains Regional Reports

Southern Plains: November Garden To-Do List

Trees can be planted now if the soil is warm enough. Photo: Karen Beaty

Now is a good time to plant trees and shrubs in containers if the soil temperature is above 40°F.

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Protect your gardens from freezing weather with mulch. Photo: Karen Beaty

Prepare for freezing temps this month by making sure your plants are well mulched and by watering deeply before a heavy freeze.

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Protect exposed pipes and spigots from freezing. Photo: Karen Beaty

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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