SavATree - Tree Shrub and Lawn Care

Timely Tips Fall 2018

Urban Landscape Calendar for Fall 2018


  • Slice seed, aerate and overseed bare spots in the lawn
  • Plant new evergreen trees and shrubs
  • 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


  • Nourish your trees and shrubs with a deep root fertilization
  • Mulch beds of broadleaved evergreens (rhododendrons, azaleas, etc.)
  • Water evergreens deeply to hydrate before soils freeze


  • 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
  • Review and confirm your plant health care and lawn programs for the coming year


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


  • Take advantage of frozen ground to prune accessible trees
  • Prune fruit trees to enhance fruit production
  • Perform maintenance pruning of shade trees and ornamentals
  • Apply a follow-up antidesiccant if needed
  • Schedule inspection of your tree cables and lightning protection systems
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