Post Installation Tips
Q: How do I keep rabbits and deer away from my plants?
A: Liquid Fence every other week with Shake Away in the opposite weeks.
Q: When should I dial my irrigation system back?
A: I usually recommend thinking about doing this at the 6 week mark.
Q: How often do I water my new sod?
A: See resources sheet on new sod.
Q: When do I mow my new sod?
A: See resource sheet on new sod
Q: What do I do about weeds?
A: Weed barrier should stop most weeds. Pull the weeds that like the edges.
Q: How often should I water my new plants?
A: See resource sheet on new plants.
Q: When should I fertilize?
A: In Spring. Use a slow release fertilizer.
Q: What can I do to protect my plants over the winter?
A: Burlap makes an excellent barrier from animals, wind and sun.
Q: When should I prune my new plants?
A: Usually not for several years. Plants should be spaced so this isn’t needed.
Q: When do I cut back my perennials?
A: In the fall. If winter comes quickly then Spring is okay.
Q: When do I re-mulch?
A: In the Spring after perennials have pushed up through the old mulch.
Q: What about fall clean-up?
A: Try to get all the leaves out of the beds after perennials have been cut back.