Service Schedule

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Create a Custom Landscape and Lawn Maintenance Schedule

As the saying goes: timing is everything. This is especially true when it comes to landscaping. Plants, trees, shrubs and turf need to be fertilized, pruned, watered, aerated and maintained during specific times throughout the year in order to thrive and create the most beautiful landscape possible.

Raleigh represents a unique climate because while it experiences all four seasons, it also has unusually hot summers and temperate winters. JT’s Landscaping and Lawn Care has a deep understanding of how North Carolina’s weather conditions and seasonal changes affect the local flora. We use this knowledge to work with clients to create a custom landscape and lawn maintenance schedule that addresses the needs of their specific plants.

Below is a sample of a simple month-by-month recommended yard maintenance schedule. Call us today to set up your regular 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.