SPRING: March, April, May
* Mulch beds early in the season.
(we recommend maintaining 3" min. of mulch in beds)
* Broadcast a light application of 10-10-10
fertilizer in perennial bed areas.
* Sharpen All Mower Blades
* Most spring-flowering shrubs can be cutback
and fertilized after-flowering.
* Deadhead perennials after flowering to
* Apply pre-emergent to lawns in March to
prevent a crab grass invasion.
* Spray weeds in lawns as they appear.
SUMMER: June, July, August
* Finish pruning and fertilizing spring-flowering shrubs after blooming.
* In early-June, the second application of pre-emergent should be applied to lawns.
* Continue to spray broadleaf weeds as they appear in lawn.
* A second light application of 10-10-10 over
perennials areas along with deadheading
as needed throughout the summer.
* Look for insect-infestations on plants and
* Weed beds frequently to keep weeds from
flowering and re-seeding.
* Water deeply and consistently throughout
the summer months.
FALL: September, October, November
* Aerate and over seed lawns anytime August-
* Fertilize lawn in Sept - October.
* Continue to water throughout the fall.
Especially evergreens or newly planted trees
(Water regularly until frost is common and weather cools)
* Cutback and clean up perennial gardens.
* Any pruning of trees and shrubs should be
done in early September. Do not prune
heavily after September.
* Plant spring-flowering bulbs in late October/November.
* Clean up leaves weekly. Especially in newly seeded lawn areas.
* Sign up for SNOWPLOWING. Call J.L.I. early to reserve your spot on one of
our plow routes.
WINTER: December, January, February
* Use a broom on snow-laden branches of trees and
shrubs to gently brush away the snow.
* If visible, clean any remaining leaves from beds and
* Order your supply of firewood from J.L.I. and set up
* Call our Landscape Designer to get a jump on next