Summer is here and while you relax in the pool with friends and family, make sure not to forget about your landscape. Tasks such as pruning and fertilization will keep your landscape looking healthy and ready for the summer heat.

  • Prune, transplant, and up-pot houseplants early in June. Fertilize monthly.

  • Finish planting annuals in containers and in bare spots in your garden. Fertilize bulbs and most perennial flowers now.

  • Make sure all vines are being trained or tied to their arbors or stakes.

  • Apply an organic-based granular fertilizer to maintain color and vigor without promoting excess growth habits and targeting controlling weed growth.

  • Finish up your annual weed control before June. Herbicides become less effective as temperatures rise, but their vapors will spread, damaging other plants.

  • Sod installation is OK up to the second week in June.

  • Spring blooming shrubs (i.e. lilacs, forsythia) should be finished flowering by the end of June. This is the time to prune.

  • Once the soil has warmed (later in June), put a 2-to 4-inch layer of organic mulch on flowerbeds and around trees and shrubs. Mulch discourages weed growth, holds in soil moisture, and maintains even soil temperatures.



Questions on how to beautify your landscape? Contact us and we will be glad to help you with your landscaping endeavors!