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Summer Landscaping Tips

Summer (June – August)

Trees and shrubs:
• Prune shrubs as necessary
• Inspect for insects and disease, treating as necessary
• Prune azaleas and rhododendrons after blooming, prior to July 4th

Lawns:
• Apply slow-release turf fertilizer to warm season turf (Bermuda and Zoysia)
• Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
• Mow, trim, and edge lawn areas as needed
• Inspect for insects and disease, treating as necessary
• Apply a lime application on fescue grass

Planted beds (softscapes):
• Complete spring flower installation by June 15th
• Maintain flowers regularly by deadheading, weeding, and fertilizing as necessary
• Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
• Inspect for insects and disease, treating as necessary

Hardscapes, water features, irrigation systems, and outdoor lighting:
• Maintain water features by keeping them clear of debris and sustaining proper water and chemical levels
• Periodically inspect moisture content of separate zones for proper irrigation
• Clean and treat hardscapes if necessary (paint, wood-treatment, etc.)
• Begin thinking about and planning for next year’s landscape projects