Hello again from Kregel’s Landscape and Garden Center.
Wow, what a November we have had so far. Temperatures in the upper 50’s and low 60’s and no sign of snow on the horizon. It is hard to imagine that Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away.
Don’t forget to blow out your underground irrigation system if you haven’t done so already. It has been warm lately but a hard freeze could do some damage.
Now is a good time to bring the mowing height down to around 2″ for the winter. We believe with how warm the soil is yet that we will need to mow quite late this year because the grass is still putting out some top growth. Don’t put away your lawnmower too early. If the grass goes into winter too long you could end up with snow mold issues in the springtime.
If you have been having issues with voles making a mess of the lawn over the winter you should be applying a repellent in your foundation beds as well as in the yard. You can also use bait blocks to minimize the population as well. If we don’t have snow cover by Thanksgiving time you should try to apply your last repellent to the yard around that time to help avoid damage in the spring.
Here are a couple of job pictures from our landscape division. A retaining wall/planting and a new lawn picture 3 weeks after hydroseeding.
As always, let us know if you have any questions.