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Spring Landscaping Tips

Spring (March-May)


Trees and Shrubs:

Prune trees as necessary

  • Shape, thin, raise the undercarriage, and clear out dead, damaged and infected branches
  • Prune rose bushes
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs as needed
  • Spring Oil Spray
  • Inspect for insects and diseases (this is the time of year they tend to be active)
  • Check early for signs of damage
  • Treat promptly and as necessary
  • Apply fresh mulch around trees and shrubs



  • Apply pre-emergent weed control over entire lawn
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Fertilize lightly
  • Inspect for insects and diseases (this is the time of year they begin to be active) check early for signs of damage
  • Look for abnormalities in the lawn
  • Treat as necessary
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Mow, trim, and edge lawn areas as needed
  • Water when needed. Both drought and over watering can create serious problems


Softscapes (Planted Beds)

  • Remove weeds, debris, etc. from planting areas
  • Apply pre-emergent weed control
  • Apply post-emergent weed control as needed
  • Inspect for insects and disease
  • Look for abnormalities in plants
  • Treat promptly and as necessary
  • After last frost begin spring flower installation of annuals, perennials, herbs, etc.’
  • Conditions for establishment become ideal as temperatures rise and rain falls
  • Usually around May 15th or later
  • Apply fresh mulch to the beds
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Dead head flowers, weed, and fertilize as necessary


Hardscapes (Water Features, Irrigation, Outdoor Lighting, Driveways, Patios, and Walks)

  • Water Features
  • Remove debris
  • Fill, treat, and open as necessary after May 1st
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Turn on and inspect after May 1st.
  • Test to make sure it is in good working condition
  • Fix any problems
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Reset automatic timers on outdoor lighting when Daylight Savings Time begins
  • Check outdoor lighting fixtures for damage, replacing bulbs as necessary
  • Driveways, Patios, and Walks
  • Inspect for and fix any uneven surfaces



  • Test soil; take measures to adjust pH if necessary
  • Finalize design and installation plans for this year’s landscaping projects
  • Finalize and sign maintenance contracts with a reputable landscape management firm