Season to Season Landscape Chore Guide
- Rake leaves from landscape beds if you didn’t do this in the Fall.
- Apply fresh mulch in all planting beds once the frost is out of the ground.
- Prune shrubs to size.
- Cut evergreen candles if you are trying to minimize new growth.
- Fertilize perennials, trees, and shrubs.
- Cut and divide perennials.
- Start applying deer and rabbit repellent.
- Plant annuals and bulbs (such as Dahlias).
- Turn on irrigation system.
- Monitor soil moisture – especially with new planting beds.
- Prune Spring flowering plants once they have bloomed.
- Rake debris from under evergreens.
- For air circulation, pull excess dead material and leaves from inside plants.
- Pull mulch away from plants as mulch touching the plants can cause rot problems.
- Deadhead old flowers to promote new flower growth.
- Water heavily if needed.
- Prune rangy plants.
- More weeding.
- Stake any lanky plants, including trees.
- Contour evergreens that require shaping.
- Cut back Spring bulbs.
- Wrap evergreen plants with burlap for the winter.
- Water all new plants in very well before the ground freezes.
- Thin certain shrubs via pruning.
- Cut back almost all perennials.
- Some plants like grasses, allium and rudbeckia look great popping up through snow.
- Protect rabbit-loving plants with chicken wire.
- Wrap bark of new trees with tree wrap.
- Planting and dividing perennials is perfect this time of year.
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