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Maintenance Schedule

January

  • 10 day service schedule.
  • Remove all debris and leaves that may have accumulated over the fall.
  • Cut back ornamental grasses.
  • Perform dormant pruning of woody shrubs and trees to help spring growth.
  • Prune shrubs as needed.
  • Recommended time to replenish mulch and pine straw.
  • Take soil sample to determine pH and nutrient levels.
  • Apply horticulture oil to plant material to protect from insects and mites.
  • Perform landscape lighting system check.

February

  • 10 day service schedule.
  • Cut back liriope.
  • Prune Crape myrtles.
  • Prune roses.
  • Spray weeds in dormant warm-season grasses.
  • Apply a pre-emergent for grassy weeds in turf.
  • Apply a pre-emergent for weeds in all beds.
  • Fertilize all plants and trees.
  • Recommended time to replenish mulch and pine straw.

March

  • Weekly service begins.
  • Second application of pre-emergent to turf begins.


April

  • Hand pull and spray all weeds.
  • Prune suckers from trees.
  • Check inside plants regularly for invasive weeds.
  • Second application of pre-emergent to turf continued.
  • Apply horticulture oil to plant material to protect from insects and mites.
  • Start up irrigation.

May

  • Selective pruning of azaleas and camellias after blooms are spent.
  • Inspect/Treat plants for insect damage.
  • Prune all shrubs as needed.
  • Apply plant growth regulators.
  • Inspect/Treat turf for fungus.
  • Apply grub control.
  • Begin preventative treatments for June bugs and Japanese beetles.
  • Annual plantings for spring.
  • Perform landscape lighting system check.

June

  • Increase irrigation times for summer.
  • Inspect/Treat turf for fungus and drought stress.
  • Apply horticulture oil to plant material to protect from insects and mites.
  • Apply post-emergent weed control in turf.
  • Apply lime according to soil sample.
  • Aerate warm season turf.

July

  • Prune plant growth as needed.
  • Apply an organic fertilizer to turf to enhance color.
  • Apply grub control.
  • Fertilize perennials.
  • Perform irrigation system check.
  • Recommended pine straw application for summer.

August

  • Increase irrigation times.
  • Prune shrubs as needed.
  • Apply horticulture oil to plant material to protect from insects and mites.
  • Apply an organic fertilizer to turf to enhance color.

September

  • Aerate and seed lawn.
  • Decrease irrigation times for fall.
  • Perform landscape lighting system check.

October

  • Begin weekly clean-up of falling leaves.
  • Aeration and seeding continues.
  • Apply pre-emergent to warm season turf.
  • Annual plantings for fall/winter.

November

  • Winterize irrigation system.
  • Perform final pruning of shrubs.
  • Selective pruning of fall-blooming camellias.
  • Perform final mowing at end of month.
  • Apply winter fertilizer to turf.

December

  • Remove all leaves and debris.
  • Cut back ornamental grasses.
  • Prune shrubs as needed.
  • Apply horticulture oil to plant material to protect from insects and mites.

*Annual flowers installed by JT’s Landscaping will be maintained on a weekly basis.