Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May's Landscape To-Do's

Trees and Shrubs

  • Flowering trees and shrubs may be pruned after they have completed flowering. 
  • Watch for bag worm development on arborvitae, spruce and juniper. This is the only month that spraying is effective. After May the bags should be pulled off.
  • Plant annual flowers after Mother's Day to protect them from a late frost.


  • Lawn care application #2 can be made late in the month.
  • Begin to raise lawn height as summer temperatures arrive.

Hardscapes and Water Features

  • Clean leaves and debris from ponds and install pumps. Increase water level to proper height.
  • Consider sealing pavers prior to busy summer season.

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