- Plan for next year — the “off season” is a great time to call and let our designers plan your Spring & Summer projects.
- Clean and sharpen garden tools.
- Plant grass seed as soon as ground can be worked.
- Prune trees and shrubs before buds swell, except Oaks, Maple, Birch, Beech, and spring flowering plants.
- Cut back ornamental grasses as new growth appears.
- Begin spring landscape planting and sodding/seeding.
- Apply pre-emergent herbicides such as Preen and Dacthal.
- Apply lawn fertilizer.
- Spray for broadleaf weeds in lawns.
- Plant annuals and tender vegetables about Mother’s Day, after danger of frost is past.
- Prune spring flowering shrubs immediately after done flowering.
- Apply second application of lawn fertilizer, six weeks after first one.
- Prune Pines, Spruce and other evergreens, as needed.
- Water landscape plants three years old or less, once per week, especially if a summer drought occurs.
- Water new lawns once per week, in the morning.
- Treat for lawn grubs; use Diazinon or Dylox and water-in immediately.
- Consider lawn rejuvenation; dethatching and top-dressing.
- Apply fall application of fertilizer.
- Plant fall Mums
- Plant Spring flowering bulbs and rearrange existing ones.
- Best time to spray for broadleaf weeds in Fall.
- Cut back perennials as foliage dies back.
- Best time to transplant deciduous plants is when the leaves fall.
- Apply winterizer type fertilizer after Thanksgiving.
- Winterize plants, apply mulch, apply Wilt-Proof anti-desiccant.
- Continue fall planting until ground freezes.