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Landscape Tips for November

kids playing in leavesHAPPY NOVEMBER!

The days are getting shorter and in a few days, we’ll turn the clocks back. The rain seems like it’s starting to settle in, so let’s take a look at some of the last landscape activites we want to make sure get done before winter comes.

  • Rake and compost leaves that are free of diseases and insects. Use mulches to prevent erosion and compaction from rain.
  • Protect built-in sprinkler systems: drain the system, insulate the valve mechanisms.
  • Drain and store hoses.
  • Consider planting shrubs and trees that supply food and shelter to birds; e.g., sumac, elderberry, flowering currant, and mock orange.
  • Plant spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses.
  • Check firewood for insect infestations. Burn affected wood first and don’t store inside.

 

Landscape Tips for November

Happy Holiday Season! Just because the weather has changed and you’re not spending as much time outside doesn’t mean you can ignore your yard & watering systems. There are still things that need to be done to “button-up” before the cold weather arrives.

Here are our November Landscaping Tips:

  • Water evergreens at the end of the month to prepare for winter
  • Clean up flower beds
  • Drain and store hoses
  • Winterize sprinkler system

October Landscape Tips

October… all ready? Wow! Where has this year gone?

We are getting ready for our pumpkins to be delivered and can’t wait for all the great food, fun and get-togethers that happen between now & the end of the year. Oh, and don’t forget about our costume and pumpkin carving contest on October 15th!

Don’t get too busy to take care of a few October landscaping issues.

  • Cut back perennials
  • Plant bulbs

August Landscaping Tips

Wow, where has the summer gone? It’s already August. You know what that means, all the busy-ness returns of getting kids ready for school and buttoning up things for our fall weather. Well here are a few landscaping tips for you for August.

  • Order fall bulbs
  • Plant late-blooming perennials, mums, or pansies
  • Look out for spider mite and aphid activity