Trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines,
hardy perennials such as roses.
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage,  cauliflower, onions, English peas, asparagus, potatoes, carrots, swiss chardother cold-tolerant vegetables, and strawberries for harvest next spring.  
Petunias, pansies, pinks, snapdragons, alyssum, calendulas, gladiolas, cannas, English daisies, Iceland poppies, larkspur, daylilies and other cool season annuals.  
Fruit trees and berries.  
Transplant existing landscape plants.  
Divide and transplant crowded summer and fall-blooming perennials such as daisies, coneflowers, hardy hibiscus, asters, mums and salvias.  
All planting areas AND TURF with a natural organic fertilizer at approximately 20 lbs./1,000 sq. ft. If the soil is already healthy, the rate can be reduced to 10 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.  
Cool-season flowers with earthworm castings, fish meal, bat guano or other organic fertilzer at 10 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.  
Spray growing plants with Garrett Juice or aerated compost tea.  
Winter annuals, dry soil areas as needed.
Giant bark aphids: no treatment needed in most cases.
Horticultural oil for serious infestations of scale insects. Be sure to keep mixture shaken while using and follow label instructions carefully. Use sparingly if at all. Oil kills beneficials as well as pests.
Apply beneficial nematodes to help control grub worms, fleas, fire ants and other pests.
Start the Fruit and Pecan Tree Program at the “pink bud” stage. See the Home Page of for a print out of the most current program.
Shade and ornamental trees lightly (if necessary) and remove dead, diseased, and crossing limbs. Remove limbs that are in the way and those allowing for more light to ground plants.
Evergreens and summer- flowering plants if necessary. Remove the longest canes on nandinas to reduce height.
Bush-form roses (not climbers).
Peaches and plums by 40-50% to encourage 45° angle growth. Grapes, by 80-90%. Other fruit trees as needed. Pecans need little to no pruning. Do not prune crape myrtles other than to remove ground sprouts. Expose the root flares and the ground sprouts will become less common.
Winter-damaged foliage from liriope, ophiopogon, honeysuckle, Asian jasmine, and other ground covers. Remove ground covers from bases of trees. Remove invasive plants such as privet, honeysuckle, briars and poison ivy.
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