Do you need to maintain your landscape year round? In Atlanta, Year around maintenance is very common and needed to keep a healthy landscape. While the frequency may change from weekly to a couple of times a month from November to March, there is imperative work that needs to occur to be ready for Spring. Here are a few maintenance activities that occur during these months:
  • Leaf Removal
  • Cutting back Liriope, perennials, and ornamental grasses
  • Hard pruning of shrubs
  • Limbing of Trees
  • Pruning of Crepe Myrtles and Butterfly Bush
  • Pruning of Roses
  • Scalping of Bermuda and Zoysia
There are also several lawn care and pest control treatments to prepare for Spring:
  • Application of Simazine in Nov or Dec for Poa Annual control in early spring
  • Application of Dormant Oil on Shrubs to reduce insect populations in Spring
  • Application of Pre-Emergent in Late Feb/Early March
  • Fertilization of Trees and Shrubs
  • Application of Winter Fertilization in October for root development
  • Fertilization and over seeding of Fescue
  • Grub Treatment
Not maintaining your landscape in the winter will increase Spring problems and require a Spring clean up. This spring clean up is most like to cost more than continuing the maintenance through the winter. Also it will be difficult to get the landscape to look and perform as it should.
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