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Seasonal Tips


  • Time to spread granular, slow-release fertilizer with added pre-emergents to keep your lawn weed free through the growing season
  • Feed Roses in early spring
  • Aerate and dethatch the lawn to treat compacted soil and allow irrigation and fertilizer to penetrate to roots
  • Mulch with organic matter to keep water in and weeds out
  • Plant spring annual color to brighten focal areas in your landscape
  • Thoroughly check the irrigation controller schedule, valves and heads for proper operation


  • Plant summer annuals that will tolerate summer temperatures
  • Check for signs of insects and treat before they do damage
  • Irrigate only enough to keep lawn, ground cover, shrubs and tree roots moist to proper root depth
  • Use soil probe to determine plant watering needs are being met
  • Deep root water selected trees
  • Treat for weeds as soon as you see them
  • Fertilize for optimal plant health and growth


  • This is the best time of the year to plant trees, shrubs and ground cover to upgrade your landscape
  • Fall is another good time to aerate, dethatch and overseed your lawn with winter rye grass seed if not done in the spring
  • Fertilize lawn and plants for health
  • Check drainage structures and clear debris for optimal performance during rain events
  • Change annual color for seasonal beauty


  • Keep drainage structures clear throughout the rain season
  • Trim trees for proper structure, vehicle and pedestrian clearance and remove dead or crossed branches for general health and safety
  • Trim shrubs for natural structure and general health
  • Prune roses
  • Consider upgrading irrigation system for rain sensors, efficient heads and weather based irrigation controllers for the upcoming growing season