Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Early Spring Checklist

Your Outdoor Honey-dos For This Month

Trees and Shrubs:
· Prune trees to shape and raise undercarriage
· Prune rose bushes
· Fertilize trees and shrubs
· Inspect for insects and disease, treating as necessary

Planted Beds:
· Apply a fresh layer of mulch to beds
· Remove weeds, sticks, debris, etc., from planted areas
· Apply pre-emergent weed control in planted areas
· Postpone spring flower installation until after the last frost, usually May 15th or later

· Apply pre-emergent weed control over entire lawn
· Power rake your lawn to loose thatch and debris

Hardscapes, Water features, Irrigation Systems, and Outdoor Lighting:
· Reset automatic timers on outdoor lighting when Daylight Savings Time begins
· Schedule your irrigation or water feature start-up
· Check outdoor lighting fixtures for damage, replacing bulbs if necessary
· Inspect hardscapes for any damage caused by winter weather

· Finalize design and installation plans for this year's landscaping projects