California Landscape Care Calendar

 

March

  • Treat for fireblight and anthracnose if not done already
  • Protect trees and shrubs from aphids and other insects that product sticky honeydew all season long
  • Control weeds in landscape beds to reduce competition for water
  • Fertilize roses and perennials
  • Feed camellias and azaleas at the end of their bloom cycle
  • Use organic citrus fertilizer to feed citrus
  • Start organic pest control programs on citrus and fruit trees

April

  • Treat susceptible trees to protect them from borers
  • Perform spring tree fertilization now
  • Have irrigation system inspected and repaired prior summer
  • Watch for spring hatch of tussock moth, oak worm and other caterpillars on trees and treat with organic biopesticide

 

May

  • ¬†Add mulch to landscape beds to reduce water loss and keep roots cooler
  • Control slugs and snails
  • Treat maples, dogwoods and other trees for powdery mildew
  • Watch for conifer borers like red turpentine beetle on pines and other conifers
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs after they finish blooming
  • Adjust irrigation system as temperatures start to warm
  • Irrigate trees with deep infrequent watering through the summer

 

June

  • Feed acid loving plants like azalea and camellia now
  • Maintain organic pest control program on citrus and fruit trees
  • Thin fruit trees to reduce excessive fruit production
  • Make a plan to summer prune trees
  • Allow lawns to grow taller between cuttings to shade roots and reduce water loss.

 

July

  • Treat plants stressed by summer heat with ArborKelp
  • Water lawns deeply and infrequently
  • Review site with your SavATree Arborist to make a pruning plan

 

August

  • Feed citrus the last round of organic citrus food this month
  • Make sure trees are not stressed from lack of water
  • Schedule ArborWatering program if trees are not irrigated

 

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