• Slice seed, aerate and overseed bare spots in the lawn
  • Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs
  • Fertilize the lawn
  • Treat trees and shrubs for late season insect and mite pests
  • Arrange a storm damage prevention audit
  • Don’t forget to continue to water trees and shrubs suffering from summer drought


  • Apply deer repellent
  • Nourish your trees and shrubs with a deep root fertilization
  • Mulch beds of broadleaved evergreens (rhododendrons, azaleas, etc.)
  • Consider an organic tick treatment
  • Water evergreens deeply to hydrate before soils freeze


  • Prune, cable and brace trees to help reduce the risk of storm damage
  • Prune back perennials
  • Protect susceptible evergreen plants from winter injury with antidesiccant


  • Prune evergreen branches for indoor winter decoration
  • Take down dead or hazardous trees


  • Take advantage of frozen ground to
    prune accessible trees
  • Review and con rm your plant health care and lawn programs for the coming year
  • Prune fruit trees to enhance fruit production
  • Perform maintenance pruning of shade trees and ornamentals
  • Grind stumps
  • Perform woodlot management
  • Apply a follow-up antidesiccant
  • Schedule inspection of your tree cables and lightning protection systems