Tip: Spring is the time to start taking inventory and stocking up.
- ■ Plant pansies and hardy annuals for early color
- ■ Prune roses before the buds break
- ■ Keep ahead of the weeds
- ■ Sharpen tools
- ■ Test and amend your soil
- ■ Prune flowering shrubs when they finish blooming
- ■ Deadhead bulbs; leave foliage until it yellows
- ■ Fertilize
- ■ Plant trees, and shrubs before summer heat
Tip: Summer is prime time for landscaping. Get that patio or pool started and enjoy it this season.
- ■ Pinch back fall bloomers
- ■ Prune evergreens as new growth darkens
- ■ Watch for bug damage and Japanese Beetles
- ■ Keep lawns at about 3″ to protect from heat
- ■ Shear back spent annuals by 1/3
- ■ Do a final pinching of fall bloomers
- ■ Add mulch as needed
- ■ Remove any diseased foliage so it doesn’t get lost in fall leaves
- ■ Divide perennials, like bearded iris
Tip: Fall is the best time to start a pool or patio. Get end-of-season pricing AND avoid messy excavation or sitting on a waiting list next spring.
- ■ Stop pruning and fertilizing
- ■ Start fall clean-up and cut back
- ■ Watch for frost and cover tender plants
- ■ Plant trees and shrubs
- ■ Clear away dead foliage.
- ■ Apply a de-icer to birdbaths and fountains to keep from cracking
- ■ Protect roses by mounding soil around the crown and covering the bud union
- ■ Protect evergreens from deer damage with burlap
Tip: Winter is the time to get a jump start on landscape plans. We’ll get your dream project designed and ready to go as soon as the ground thaws.
- ■ Spray evergreens with anti-desiccant, to prevent dehydration
- ■ Use the branches from your Christmas tree as protective mulch
- ■ Start your Landscape Wish List
- ■ Check plants for heaving
- ■ Take a gardening class for inspiration
- ■ Check plants and trees for animal damage
- ■ Rejuvenate holly bushes with a hard pruning
- ■ Check evergreens for signs of desiccation