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Landscape Calendar

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January

  1. Plan for next year--the "off season" is a great time to call and let our designers plan your Spring & Summer projects.

February

  1. Clean and sharpen garden tools.

March

  1. Plant grass seed as soon as ground can be worked.
  2. Prune trees and shrubs before buds swell, except Oaks, Maple, Birch, Beech, and spring flowering plants.
  3. Cut back ornamental grasses as new growth appears.

April

  1. Begin spring landscape planting and sodding/seeding.
  2. Apply pre-emergent herbicides such as Preen and Dacthal.
  3. Apply lawn fertilizer.

May

  1. Spray for broadleaf weeds in lawns.
  2. Plant annuals and tender vegetables about Mother's Day, after danger of frost is past.
  3. Prune spring flowering shrubs immediately after done flowering.

June

  1. Apply second application of lawn fertilizer, six weeks after first one.
  2. Prune Pines, Spruce and other evergreens, as needed.

July

  1. Water landscape plants three years old or less, once per week, especially if a summer drought occurs.
  2. Water new lawns once per week, in the morning.

August

  1. Treat for lawn grubs; use Diazinon or Dylox and water-in immediately.
  2. Consider lawn rejuvenation; dethatching and top-dressing.

September

  1. Apply fall application of fertilizer.
  2. Plant fall Mums

October

  1. Plant Spring flowering bulbs and rearrange existing ones.
  2. Best time to spray for broadleaf weeds in Fall.
  3. Cut back perennials as foliage dies back.

November

  1. Best time to transplant deciduous plants is when the leaves fall.
  2. Apply winterizer type fertilizer after Thanksgiving.

December

  1. Winterize plants, apply mulch, apply Wilt-Proof anti-desiccant.
  2. Continue fall planting until ground freezes.

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