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Summer Landscaping Tips

Summer Landscaping Tips

Summer (June-August):

Trees and Shrubs:
  • Prune shrubs as necessary
  • Make sure they are getting adequate water, over watering is just as bad as drought
  • When watering, slow and deep is the way to go. It promotes deeper root growth, and helps the overall health of the tree
  • Inspect for insects and diseases
  • Check for signs of damage
  • Treat promptly and as necessary
Lawns:
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and diseases
  • Check for signs of damage
  • Treating promptly and as necessary
  • Apply slow-release turf fertilizer
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Mow, trim, and edge lawn areas as needed
  • Water when needed. Both drought and overwatering can create serious problems
Softscapes (Planted Beds):
  • Complete spring flower installation by June 15th
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and disease
  • Look for abnormalities in plants
  • Treat promptly as necessary
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Deadhead flowers, weed, and fertilize as necessary
Hardscapes (Water Features, Irrigation, Outdoor Lighting, Driveways, Patios, and Walks):
  • Water Features – Keep clear of debris
  • Sustain proper water levels
  • Sustain proper chemical levels
  • Irrigation Systems – Periodically inspect moisture content of separate zones for proper irrigation
  • Driveways, Patios, and Walks – Inspect for and fix and uneven surfaces
Additional:
  • Clean and treat hardscapes if necessary (paint, wood-treatment, etc.)
  • Begin thinking about and planning for next year’s landscape projects