We are having some nice weather in North Texas,but it’s time to start thinking about winter.  Make preparations now, so when that first freeze rolls around, your ready!

  • November 22nd is the average first frost date.


  • Plans need to be made for moving those tender plants inside or have a frost blanket ready to cover them up.


  • Would you like to try composting this winter?  Place a compose bin in the yard and start adding the tree leaves as soon as they start falling.  Add grass clippings from the last time or two you mow this fall.   Compost should be turned every few weeks and the compost should be ready by next spring for the gardens.  Check out Tarrant County Master Gardeners for more composting ideas.


  • If you need a winter cover over bare areas in your yard, try seeding with annual rye grass seed.  Annual rye grass will give you a green cover for the cooler months.


  • Before it gets down to freezing temperatures disconnect water hoses from the faucets and drain hoses of all water.  Use a faucet cover to help protect faucet from freezing.

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Have a great and safe Thanksgiving!




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