*Selected Lawn Care Treatment Program Application
(Round #3 April/May)
*Tree & Shrub Program http://weedpro.com/Organic_Tree_Shrub/organic_tree_shrub.html
(Round #3 May/June)Pruning of All Shrubs (Based on Horticultural Requirements)
- Cut Back Spring Bulbs after Foliage Dies Down
- Prune Spring Flowering Shrubs after Blooming
- Remove Tree Suckers and Any Vines Growing on Shrubs
- Fill the ruts and low spots in your lawn with a 1:1 mixture of sand and topsoil. Sweep with a broom afterwards to expose growing grass blade
- Snip off sprouts from the base and lower trunk of crepe myrtles that are being trained to grow in an upright tree form.
- Remove leafless limbs from shade trees. If they don’t have leaves by now, they won’t be coming back.
- Prune early-flowering azaleas now that they have finished blooming. Remove tall sprouts at their base, inside the shrub.
- Pinch out the growing tips of rhododendron limbs now that flowers are gone. You’ll get many more flowers next year.
- Place a newspaper mulch 10 sheets thick under tomato plants to prevent leaf diseases. Cover with pine straw.
- Get in the habit of wearing a hat and sunscreen whenever you work in the sun. Skin cancer cases are on the rise.
- Plants need an inch of water per week. What’s an inch of water? If rainfall or irrigation fills an empty soup can to a depth of one inch, that’s just what plants need.
- Don’t put rocks in the bottom of houseplant pots. They actually decrease drainage and aeration for the plant roots.
- The best time to water is between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. This allows the grass to dry before nightfall the next day and prevents disease.
• Control fire ants http://www.weedpro.com/Traditional/fire_ant_control.html