November Landscape and Garden Tips for California in 2023

November Landscape and Garden Tips for California in 2023

By Moon Valley Nurseries on November, 1 2023
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NOVEMBER For Winter Ryegrass

November is here, and that means we get to spend more time outside with family and friends and enjoy the weather right in our own backyard! You can smell fall in the air, as well as the fragrance of neighborhood cookouts and the sweet smell of fire pits being burned throughout town!

In the last couple of months, you may have noticed how much your yard, and the landscapes around you, have been growing and filling the streets with lush foliage and even fall color. We love this time of year because we can spend more time in our yards and enjoy the beautiful surroundings growing in our landscape.

We want to make sure the beauty stays through the fall, the holidays, and beyond! Keep reading to learn about the essential areas of your yard to care for Novem, such as watering, fertilizing, and which trees can be planted right now. Now is the best time to care for your yard and give it the best health boost through the rest of the year.

In this article: 


1. Monitor Your Watering Schedule

We are able to reduce the amount of water we use in our landscape during the cooler months. It is still important to make sure you are watering deeply to give root systems enough water to continue growing strong and deep. This watering routine will produce the strongest possible root system and keep them thriving through the winter.

By the next growing season, those strong root systems will bring your landscape vigorous plant growth, creating thicker foliage, brighter flowers, and greener lawns. A healthy root system also keeps your trees and plants more resistant to local pests or disease infestations.

You can find watering guides for all your trees and plants here!


2. Prevent Future Weeds

plucking weedsNobody wants to spend time doing unnecessary yard work. Take preventative measures against weeds now and make your life easier in the coming months! Apply pre-emergent herbicides regularly to maintain a clean yard and keep the weeds away.

This will give you more time to hang out with family and spend less time trying to fight off new weed growth. As we go into the late fall and winter, this is an excellent time to continue using preventative measures to keep weeds from growing in your yard and stealing nutrients from your trees, plants, and lawn.

Our nursery professionals can help you choose the best product for your yard and help provide instructions and tips on using preemergent. Stop by your nearest Moon Valley Nurseries and let us help get your yard in perfect shape!

You can find your local Moon Valley Nurseries location here!


3. Keep Your Landscape Fertilized

Fertilizing your shade trees, evergreen trees, flowering trees, palms, and even your dormant deciduous trees in the fall gives them the chance to thrive through the winter in peak health. We recommend using our custom-blended fertilizers for all your landscape needs as they are formatted explicitly for common climate and soil conditions found across our region.

Super Charged Moon Juice™ at Moon Valley NurseriesNow is the perfect time to apply Moon Valley Nurseries custom all-purpose fertilizer, Moon Dust™, and feed everything in your yard from your most massive trees to your potted plants.

To get your trees and plants ready for the colder months, our Super Charged Moon Juice™ can be used monthly to provide a boost of nutrients. This will keep your trees and shrubs developing stronger roots throughout the season, making them extra cold hardy.

For all the palms in your yard, we carry an exclusive product specifically to get the perfect blend of nutrients for every palm. Our Super Palm Juice™ optimizes palm tree performance, helping create thicker trunks and greener, healthy fronds, as well as supplying the vital nutrients for palms that are not always found in our soil.

Maintain a beautiful green winter lawn with our Moon Royale Turf Fertilizer™. Our fertilizer blend helps break down any hard soil in your grass while enhancing a deep, vibrant green color across your landscape.

To make sure your plants are getting the most out of our fertilizers and supplements, apply Soil and Water Conditioner™ to help amend the soil and allow more nutrient absorption to your plants.

These and other custom products can be purchased at all Moon Valley Nursery locations or online here!


4. Finish Any Fall Planting Projects


True Green Chinese ElmTrue Green Elm

The Chinese Elm, or True Green Elm, is one of the best shade trees to give your home a break from the sun. This elm tree is an attractive shade producer that can be planted as the focal point in any landscape, front or backyard, and loves full sun exposure.

Our 'True Green' variety is a fast-growing tree that grows upright and round, for maximum shade coverage. Its leaves are small and grow densely into each other, creating a gorgeous green canopy. The True Green Elm is an easy-to-care-for variety, being heat and cold hardy, as well as drought-tolerant once established.


Southern Live Oak

Southern Live Oak treesWhen you want to add a lot of evergreen shade and beauty to your yard, you cannot go wrong with a Southern Live Oak tree! They have dark green foliage and a wide-spreading canopy that can provide a refreshing and large shady spot in your landscape.

These treasured oak trees are evergreen and very cold and heat-hardy. They are low-maintenance trees that love full sun exposures and become drought tolerant when established.

Specimen-sized trees are ideal for families - the limbs are just begging to be climbed and explored! You can also create a natural privacy screen when you plant these gorgeous oaks together in a row.


Majestic Beauty Ash™ tree in yardMajestic Beauty Ash™

Our Majestic Beauty Ash™ is an evergreen tree that stays glossy green all year and doesn’t produce any seeds, saving you time with almost no mess to clean up! Its wide, upright shape makes it an ideal shade tree for a wide range of landscapes and in any part of the yard!

This ash tree variety can bring your yard and home lush privacy and shade when planted in groups or rows. Once established, the Majestic Beauty Ash™ requires less water and is great for a low-maintenance landscape.


To learn more incredible yard care advice, design tips, and tree knowledge, check out our library of articles! We have a massive catalog of entertaining and informative articles written by our experienced nursery professionals to help you succeed with all of your landscaping goals.  



Learn More from Moon Valley Nurseries

Click here to learn more about fall planting season and why it’s the best time to plant trees in California!

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