24. Observe new water rules; micro-sprinklers can often be used any time.
25. Plantings need less water during the cool weather; water when the surface soil begins to dry.
26. Renew mulches to conserve water and control weeds.
27. Use the cooler weather to restart in ground or container grown herb plantings.
28. Many citrus fruits are ripening; use a taste test to determine when they are ready to eat.
29. Add new cold-tolerant fruits to the landscape; delay tropical fruit plantings until spring.
30. Prepare sandy garden sites with organic-matter additions.
31. Delay deciduous fruit-tree prunings until next month; citrus pruning until mid-February.
32. Control caterpillars, a common cool-season pest, as needed.
33. Feed the vegetable garden every 3 to 4 weeks with composted manures or a general fertilizer.
34. Feeding time is over for all fruiting trees, shrubs and vines; feed again in March.
35. Control rats feeding in citrus trees.
36. Prepare shelters for cold-sensitive tropical fruits.
37. Remove banana plants that have fruited to make room for new sprouts.
38. Protect pineapples from freezing temperatures.
39. Add holiday poinsettias to the landscape in their pots to easily remove during extreme cold.
40. Fill declining flower beds with cool-season color.
41. Keep poinsettias and Christmas cactus out of the nighttime light until they show color.
42. Pruning time is over for most plants; out-of-bounds shoots can be removed as needed.