SavATree - Tree Shrub and Lawn Care
TIPS & RESOURCES

2019 Landscape Calendar – North East

March

• Finalize your lawn care and plant health care programs
• Prune ornamental and fruit trees before new growth
• Cut back ornamental grasses so new shoots can emerge • Prune rose bushes
• Consider early spring tick treatments, goose repellent treatments or ash tree protection from emerald ash borer

April

• Apply spring/summer deer repellents
• Evaluate ornamental trees and shrubs for winter damage
• Treat susceptible trees to protect them from borers
• Schedule spring tree fertilization
• Complete shade tree and feature tree pruning
• Apply first lawn fertilization with crabgrass pre-emergent

May

• Schedule your first tick treatment
• Schedule a wetting agent application for summer
• Begin preventive disease treatments

June

• Watch closely for signs of insects and diseases – schedule treatments as needed
• Schedule a storm damage risk audit with your arborist

July

• Perform hand pruning of spring flowering shrubs
• Treat plants stressed by summer heat with ArborKelp®
• Water lawns deeply and infrequently
• Prune hedges/non-flowering shrubs

August

• Keep fruit trees nourished and watered during the summer months
• Schedule a fall aeration

 

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