Seasonal Landscape Calendar

January

January

• Winter pruning of ornamental grasses and liriope groundcovers
• Final detail on leaf removal
• Begin winter structural pruning as necessary on overgrown plants
• Trench bed lines and install pine straw mulch or pine bark
• Final detail on perennials; removing faded blooms from annuals
• Round 1 turf application begins with pre and post-emergent herbicide; fescue turf fertilization

February

February

• Ornamental tree and shrub fertilization begins
• Dormant oil application on ornamentals for insect and mite control
• Thin problem branches on crape myrtles
• Continue winter structural pruning
• Continue Round 1 on turf

March

March

• Begin mowing of fescue turf
• Scalp warm season Bermuda / Zoysia turf
• Begin fire ant management
• Begin weed management
• Continue Round 1 on turf and dormant oil application as described last month
• Granular fertilization of trees and shrubs to stimulate healthy growth
• Start up irrigation system and do necessary repairs
• Complete winter structural pruning
• Round 2 turf application begins with another round of pre- and post-emergent herbicide and turf fertilization of both
  warm and cool season grasses

April

April

• Monitor irrigation system
• Begin summer annual installations mid-month through mid-May
• Continue mowing of fescue turf, begin mowing of warm season turf grasses
• Begin pruning to maintain shape and structure of plants as needed
• Continue weed management
• Continue Round 2 turf applications

May

May

• Monitor irrigation system
• Continue mowing of turf areas
• Treat plants as needed for lace bugs, spider mites, aphids, scale and tent caterpillars
• Fertilization and fungicide treatment for summer annual flowers
• Continue weed management
• Round 3 high nitrogen turf application for warm season grasses

June

June

• Monitor irrigation system
• Continue mowing of turf areas
• Treat plants as needed for Japanese Beetles, aphids, mites and planthoppers
• Continue Annual maintenance program
• Continue pruning as needed
• Continue Round 3 on turf
• Spot spray weeds in turf and beds

July

July

• Monitor irrigation system
• Continue mowing of turf areas
• Treat plants as needed for Japanese beetles, aphids, mites and scale
• Continue color maintenance program
• Continue pruning as needed
• Round 4 fertilization turf application for warm season grasses
• Spot spray weeds in turf and beds

August

August

• Monitor irrigation system
• Continue to mow turf areas, lowering height of fescue for overseed preparation
• Continue pest monitoring (including oak worms) and weed management
• Continue color maintenance program
• Continue pruning as needed
• Complete Round 4 fertilization turf application for warm season grasses
• Herbicide treatment to remove warm season turf encroaching in fescue turf (optional service)

September

September

• Monitor irrigation system
• Continue mowing of turf areas
• Continue pest and weed management
• Continue color maintenance program
• Continue pruning as needed
• Begin Round 5 pre-emergent herbicide turf application for warm season grasses
• Cool-season turf aerated, overseeded and starter fertilizer applied
• Correct soil pH in turf areas (optional service)

October

October

• Monitor irrigation system
• Continue mowing of warm turf and allow overseeded fescue turf areas to germinate and grow
• Aeration and over seeding continues
• Complete Round 5 of pre-emergent herbicide on warm season grasses
• Begin fall annual installations mid-month through mid-November
• Final shaping of ornamentals begins
• Begin fall leaf removal

November

November

• Shut down and winterize irrigation system as season dictates
• Resume mowing of fescue turf and final mowing on warm season turf areas
• Begin Round 6 fertilization on fescue turf
• Fertilization and disease treatment on winter annual flowers
• Continue weed management
• Continue with fall leaf removal

December

December

• Continue mowing of fescue turf areas as needed
• Complete Round 6 on fescue turf areas
• Continue color maintenance program
• Continue and complete fall leaf removal
• Install flowering bulbs (optional service)
• As final leaf removal is completed, begin to install bed mulch (optional service)