SavATree - Tree Shrub and Lawn Care
TIPS & RESOURCES

Landscape Calendar

Northeast / Mid-Atlantic / Midwest

September

• Slice seed, aerate and overseed bare spots in the lawn
• Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs
• Fertilize the lawn
• Treat trees and shrubs for late season insect and mite pests
• Arrange a storm damage prevention audit
• Continue to water trees and shrubs suffering from summer stress

October

• Apply deer repellent
• Nourish your trees and shrubs with a deep root fertilization
• Mulch beds of broadleaved evergreens (rhododendrons, azaleas, etc.)
• Consider an organic tick treatment
• Water evergreens deeply to hydrate before soils freeze

November

• Prune, cable and brace trees to help reduce the risk of storm damage
• Prune back perennials
• Protect susceptible evergreen plants from winter injury with antidesiccant

December

• Prune evergreen branches for indoor winter decoration
• Take down dead or hazardous trees

January/February

• Take advantage of frozen ground to prune accessible trees
• Review and confirm your plant health care and lawn programs for the coming year
• Prune fruit trees to enhance fruit production
• Perform maintenance pruning of shade trees and ornamentals
• Grind stumps
• Perform woodlot management
• Apply a follow-up antidesiccant
• Schedule inspection of your tree cables and lightning protection systems

 

West

September

• Fortify your lawn with Revive application
• Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs
• Nourish your trees and shrubs with a deep root fertilization
• Treat trees and shrubs for late season insect pests
• Arrange a storm damage prevention audit
• Continue to water trees and shrubs suffering from summer stress

October

• Set up your winter watering program
• Mulch beds of broadleaved evergreens (boxwood, privet, etc.)
• Begin regular treatments for mites and voles

November

• Prune, cable and brace trees to help reduce the risk of storm damage
• Protect susceptible evergreen plants from winter injury with antidesiccant applications throughout the season

December

• Take down dead or hazardous trees

January/February

• Take advantage of frozen ground to prune accessible trees
• Review and confirm your plant health care and lawn programs for the coming year
• Prune fruit trees to enhance fruit production
• Perform maintenance pruning of shade trees and ornamentals
• Grind stumps
• Schedule inspection of your tree cables and lightning protection systems

 

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