When caring for your house plants or plants that have been brought inside for the winter, remember to look for white flies & spider mites. To get rid of these unwanted visitors cover the dirt in the plant pot with foil, fill your sink with warm soapy water, take the plant turn it upside down and rinse in the soapy water in the sink. Turn the plant right side up and let dry before returning to it's favorite spot. To get rid of aphids or scale use vegetable oil on a cotton swab and wipe off the leaves. Remember to mist your Rosemary plant during the winter.
NOTE: When storing pesticides & herbicides keep them in temperatures between 40 & 100 degrees. If your garden shed or barn does not have heat you will want to store them inside in an enclosed container. The same goes for your fertilizers, except do not store them in the same container as your pesticides & herbicides.
If you use ice melt on your walkways remember to use a pet friendly brand to protect your pets feet.
To help keep mice & other small rodents out of your shed or barn, store grain and bird seed in metal or chew proof containers. Keep traps & poisons out of reach of your pets & children
Remember to stock up now on wood pellets, coal, and firewood for the coming winter.
Now is the time to get your horse's turnout gear winterized and waterproofed. The time to worm is after the first good hard frost. Bring in freezable items unless your barn/tackroom is heated.