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Summer Landscaping Tips

Summer Landscaping Tips

Summer Landscape Tips

Trees and Shrubs:

  • Prune shrubs as necessary
  • Make sure they are getting adequate water, overwatering 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. Consult an expert

Lawns:

  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and diseases – Check for signs of damage. Treating promptly and as necessary. Consult an expert.
  • 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):

  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and disease – Look for abnormalities in plants. Treat promptly as necessary. Seek expert advice.
  • 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
  • Consult an expert for assistance

Additional:

  • Clean and treat hardscapes if necessary (paint, wood-treatment, etc.)
  • Begin thinking about and planning for next year’s landscape projects