JANUARY

JANUARY

  • Continue leaf removal. If leaves stay on the grass for a few weeks and get thick enough to totally block out the light, they will surely kill the grass.

  • Try to keep any tender plants from freezing by wrapping them with burlap or any material to keep the wind from blowing on them.  Read ... >

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

  • There’s not much to do outside right now but if there is a lot of snow on the ground, make sure your winter protection is still intact.

  • If there was no significant rainfall, or melting snow, continue to water newly installed plant material if possible.  Read ... >

MARCH

MARCH

  • Start a spring clean up of your beds and lawn areas if the ground can be worked and if it is not frozen.

  • Weed and cut new edge for your plant beds. A defined line between lawn and beds gives you property a nice and clean look.  Read ... >

APRIL

APRIL

  • Now is the time for pre-emergent crabgrass control and fertilizer for your lawn but be aware that you cannot seed and put down pre-emergent crabgrass control at the same time, your seed will not germinate.

  • As temperatures in the daytime are warming up and you are seeing a bunch of dandelions come through, spot spray them with a herbicide if needed.  Read ... >

MAY

MAY

  • Bring color back into your backyard, it's a good time to plant summer blooming bulbs and a perfect time to start your Rose maintenance routine.

  • Time to start fertilizing the annuals and you should be able to transplant any annuals that you started indoors.  Read ... >

JUNE

JUNE

  • Prune your evergreen shrubs & blooming shrubs if the flowering has stopped but do not prune summer or fall blooming shrubs now, or the buds may be lost.

  • June is also the month for Roses so continue your care routine of spraying, feeding, pruning and deadheading. Prune Climbing Roses after blooming and cut out diseased & dead canes, leaving three or four vigorous canes.  Read ... >

JULY

JULY

  • Keep track of the rain. If no rain has occurred in two days then you should water your flowers, shrubs, and even vegetables twice a day. The best time to be tending to your flora is early in the morning and in the cool of the evening. 
  • Mow your lawn to about 3”, to protect from the sun and heat of summer. If you have a new lawn you can add another application of seed to increase the turf density.  Read ... >

AUGUST

AUGUST

  • As summer begins to wind down, take full advantage of your beautiful garden and in order to keep your landscape looking fantastic, simply follow these few tips & tricks.
  • Throughout this hot summer, take care of your lawn and make sure to feed a slow-acting fertilizer, watch out for yellow patches or poor growth and increase watering if you notice any of these signs.  Read ... >

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

  • It's time for Fall and the best time of year for planting trees & shrubs, certain perennials & fall annuals.
  • You can plant early spring blooming bulbs but wait for the first frost before planting late spring blooming bulbs.  Read ... >

OCTOBER

OCTOBER

  • Late October is an excellent time for planting shrubs and tees, especially those that are grown for fall foliage.
  • In your herb garden you can now plant cilantro, garlic, leaf lettuce, parsley, radishes, spinach, and turnips.  Read ... >

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER

  • Cut back any faded perennials for the winter and prune your trees so that broken limbs don’t damage your property during snow and ice storms.
  • To give shrubs and trees the best opportunity for growth next spring, plant or transplant them now, while they’re dormant.  Read ... >

DECEMBER

DECEMBER

  • In order to protect from the cold weather and to reduce heaving, replenish or replace mulch around your trees, shrubs & in bed areas at least 3” to 4” deep.
  • Continue to remove leaves from turf & bed areas and because leaves make great mulch, you can chop leaves up with a mulching mower and leave it on the lawn.  Read ... >