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Start your landscape off right

Start your landscape off right

The rain has been a key factor in how our landscapes look and there are some things that we should be doing to keep our outdoor spaces beautiful.

  • Pruning overgrown shrubs and hedges
  • Clean pruning shears between cuts to prevent disease
  • Cut dead or wilted flowers to allow more to grow
  • Cut back overgrowth on the large shrubs to maintain the size you want
  • Take your time it can be hard, but the plant takes time to grow over mistakes
  • Check the color of your grass with the rain we have gotten it may have depleted the nitrogen from your spring fertilization.

The rain has worked wonders on our turf and plant health but hides all of the problems with the irrigation system that we would normally have fixed before it gets to the hottest months. In the cooler spring months, an irrigation problem can go unnoticed for a week or 2 without any loss of plants but in the hot months, you can lose a plant in a few days or have awhile section of your yard go yellow.

  • Check your system at least biweekly if not weekly there are tons of videos online about how to do this or contact a professional and have them show you how to do it.
  • Make sure you are using cycle and soak on your controller.
  • Try to apply a natural product like Revive to help keep moisture in the soil.
  • Install a rain sensor on your controller, it will make sure your system does not run if we are getting rain.
  • Also, with everyone going on vacation, look into installing a master valve in your system. This could save you if you had an unexpected break in your line while on vacation and prevent house flooding.

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