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• Fertilize shade trees and shrubs now after leaf fall, but while soils are still warm enough to allow root growth and nutrient uptake.

• Transplant deciduous trees and shrubs once they have dropped their leaves.

• Rake leaves from lawns to prevent them from smothering the grass.

• Place wire guards around trunks of young fruit trees before the ground freezes to protect the bark against rodent damage.

• Apply a second, light fertilization to cool season lawns by month’s end.

• Finish planting, dividing and transplanting perennials before month’s end.

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