TIPS & RESOURCES

LANDSCAPE CALENDAR

March

  • Have your landscape evaluated; prune trees and shrubs to repair winter damage
  • Complete fruit tree pruning and feature tree maintenance
  • Cut back ornamental grasses to new shoots
  • Time for spring/summer deer repellents

April

  • Schedule spring fertilization
  • Begin preventive disease treatments for trees and shrubs
  • Fertilize lawn and apply crabgrass pre-emergent
  • Don’t forget to mulch your trees and shrubs

May

  • Consider an organic or integrated tick program
  • Watch new leaf growth for signs of pests; schedule treatments as needed
  • Perform preventive disease treatments for your lawn

June

  • Schedule a Storm Damage Risk Audit with your arborist
  • Consider a wetting agent application for summer
  • Schedule your mid-season ArborKelp® treatment

July

  • Perform hand pruning on spring flowering shrubs
  • Monitor for drought stress and irrigate as necessary
  • Water lawns deeply and infrequently

August

  • Keep fruit trees nourished and watered during the summer months
  • Schedule an autumn aeration

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