You will also want to pay close attention to any plants that were outside for the summer and make sure there are no pest infestations showing up. (I will post a longer blog soon with details about common houseplant pests and ways to control them.) As a part of my watering routine, I check all of my plants for signs of disease and pest problems. Even if the plant was never outside, you can still have problems with pest infestations.
I also have several plants that I brought in from outside that dry out very quickly and I find myself watering these more than once a week. This is a sign that these plants are root bound and need to be repotted. It's usually best to wait until early spring to repot plants, but if they are this root bound, you can repot them now. I will be repotting a bunch of my plants in January.
My to do list for this week...
- Finish packing away the summer decorations from the gardens
- Winterize and store rain barrels
- Clean garden tools and store them for winter
- Clean garage (this is going to take a while! :-)