TIP 1:Store liquid pesticides where temperatures will not fall below 40 degrees. Too low a temperature may result in a breakdown of the chemicals. If the liquid should freeze, there is the danger of the plastic container cracking and scattering the chemical!
TIP:2: Mulch perennials after the first hard frost to prevent heaving. Heaving is when the continuous and thawing of soil pushes the plant up and out of the ground.
TIP 3: Stake young trees loosely so they can develop strong trunks. Wrap the trunks with an insulating material to protect them from cold.
TIP 4: After chrysanthemums have stopped blooming, cut stems back close to the ground. Dispose of stems and all dropped and dried leaves and branches.