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Landscape Tips for May

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After a long winter, your lawn and gardens may be looking a bit ragged and weary. But, spring is now among us and one of the best ways to get in the spring spirit is to get your yard looking great.

Since we’re having a beautiful May, you are probably ready to start spending some time outside. We bet you’re even looking for some landscape tips to help you get your landscape prepared for summer.

Don’t know where to start? Use these landscape tips and you will be on your way to a beautiful lawn and amazing flowerbeds.

  • Divide perennials
  • Plant new perennials
  • Plants annuals
  • Cut back any mums that returned from last year by half
  • 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.
  • Trap moles and gophers as new mounds appear.
  • Check your Irrigation System- Whether you have an in-ground sprinkler system or a hose attachment, you should check to make sure all your sprinklers are working. For an in-ground system- make sure your pump and tank are operating correctly especially if they haven’t run in a few months. Check the sprinkler heads and test them to see if any need to be replaced.

P.S. Did you know… when bringing lilac blooms may be cut and brought into the home you should use scissor-type hand pruners cut off a portion of the woody stem below the flowers. Then, bring them inside and use a hammer to slightly smash the end of the stem to help it better take up water in a vase.

Landscape Tips for April

April Landscape Tips

Happy April!

We hope you’re as excited about the upcoming springtime as we are! The trees and flowers are starting to bloom! Spring around Creative Visions Landscapes is always fun. There is so much work to do. We figure you might need a little help with some landscape tips.

  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer to perennials beds
  • Cut back any perennials not trimmed in the fall
  • Apply a soil acidifier around the base of holly and boxwood
  • Add mulch or bark to beds if needed
  • Complete lawn seeding projects
  • Watch for aphids near the perennials
  • Divide perennials (now or next month)
  • Plant annuals (now or next month depending on weather)

Landscape Tips for May

It’s May! A great month for planting. We had a wet spring and are ready for some sunshine! There is nothing better to get spring started than to add some splashes of color in your yard.  Hanging baskets are a great way to add color above ground level.

Reminders of key garden chores, include fertilizing, pest control, planting, and maintenance.

  • Divide perennials
  • Plant new perennials
  • Plants annuals
  • Cut back any mums that returned from last year by half

Landscape Tips for March

Well it’s March. But, our weather has been as unpredictable, if not more so than it was in February! However, we promise the plants will start blooming and your grass will start growing and Spring will arrive! Here are a few landscape tips for March.

  • Debris clean up from winter storms
  • Pre-emergent in all planting areas
  • Prune shrub roses
  • Cut back most plants
  • Apply a dormant oil spray to woody shrubs and trees to protect from insects
  • Fertilize woody shrubs and trees
  • Prepare lawn for spring seeding

May Landscaping Tips

May is a great time for planting.  We had a long winter this year and there is nothing better than to get this spring started with some splashes of color in your yard.  Hanging baskets are a great way to add color above ground level.

  • Divide perennials
  • Plant new perennials
  • Plants annuals
  • Cut back any mums that returned from last year by half

April Landscaping Tips

  • Apply a slow-release fertilizer to perennial beds
  • Cut back any perennials not trimmed in the fall
  • Apply a soil acidifier around the base of holly and boxwood
  • Add mulch or bark to beds if needed
  • Complete lawn seeding projects
  • Watch for aphids near the perennials
  • Divide perennials (now or next month)
  • Plant annuals (now or next month depending on weather)

2011 Spring Pond Jumpstart Seminar

Please join us for our first seminar of the season.  Saturday, April 2nd at 10am or 2pm.  At 9965 SE Orient Dr. in Boring.  Space is limited, so please RSVP.  This seminar will go over pond cleaning, fish care, and algae.  Ben will be presenting.  He is new to our staff and we are so happy to have him.  He is very knowledgeable and has extensive experience with pond building, maintenance and fish handling and care.  We know you will enjoy hearing him and come away knowing how to tackle your pond this spring.  There will be a seminar special for (3) products including the Microbe-Lift Bacteria for Spring/Summer and AlgaeFix.