Landscape maintenance is both an art and a science. Understanding plant cycles and seasonal changes are a must in order to maintain a healthy landscape. Every plant, tree, and shrub requires specific care, at precise times throughout the season.
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Yearly Maintenance Plan
- Prepare garden soil for spring planting.
- Allow foliage of spring-flowering bulbs to brown and die down before removing.
- Apply commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost to cane, bush (gooseberries, currants, and blueberries), and trailing berries.
- Cut back ornamental grasses to a few inches above the ground, in early spring.
- Optimum time of year to dethatch and renovate lawns. If moss was a problem, scratch surface prior to seeding with perennial ryegrass.
- Fertilize roses and control rose diseases such as mildew with a registered fungicide.
- Manage weeds while they are small and actively growing with light cultivation or herbicides. Once the weed has gone to bud, herbicides are less effective.
- Control slugs with bait or traps and by removing or mowing vegetation near garden plots.
- Prune lilacs, forsythia, rhododendrons, and azaleas after blooming.
- Use organic mulches to conserve soil moisture in ornamental beds. An inch or two of sawdust, barkdust, or composted leaves will minimize loss of water through evaporation.
- Make sure raised beds receive enough water for plants to avoid drought stress. If a green lawn is desired, make sure lawn areas are receiving adequate water (approximately 0.5 to 1.5 inches per week from June through August).
- Control garden weeds by pulling, hoeing, or mulching.
- Early morning is the best time to water vegetable and flower gardens to reduce evaporation. Water the soil, rather than leaves to reduce disease. Water deeply and infrequently to encourage root growth.
- Hanging baskets of flowers or vegetable plantings need careful attention to watering and feeding during extended periods of hot weather.
- Stake tall-growing flowering plants such as delphinium, hollyhocks, and lupine. Stake tomatoes, as necessary.
- Use mulch to protect ornamentals and garden plants from hot weather damage If needed, provide temporary shade, especially for recent plantings.
- Camellias need deep watering to develop flower buds for next spring.
- Monitor garden irrigation closely so crops and ornamentals don’t dry out.
- Optimal time for establishing a new lawn is August through Mid-September.
- Aerate lawns.
- If needed, improve soil drainage needs of lawns before rain begins.
- Drain or blow out your irrigation system, insulate valve mechanisms, in preparation of winter.
- Place mulch over roots of roses, azaleas, rhododendrons and berries for winter protection.
- Rake and compost leaves that are free of diseases and insects. Use mulches to prevent erosion and compaction from rain.
- Leave ornamental grasses up in winter to provide winter texture in the landscape. Cut them back a few inches above the ground in early spring.
- Moss appearing in lawn may mean too much shade or poor drainage. Correct site conditions if moss is bothersome.
- Yard sanitation: Rake leaves, cut and remove withered stalks of perennial flowers, mulch flowerbeds, hoe or pull winter weeds.
- During heavy rains, watch for drainage problems in the yard. Tilling, ditching, and French drains are possible short-term solutions. Consider rain gardens and bioswales as a longer-term solution.
- Good time of year to plant trees, and landscape shrubs.
January, February & March
- Apply zinc to lawns to reduce moss growth.
- Prune fruit trees and blueberries.
- Spread compost over garden and landscape areas.
- If needed, fertilize rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas with acid-type fertilizer. If established and healthy, their nutrient needs should be minimal.
- Prune spring-flowering shrubs after blossoms fade.