Yearly Tree & Lawn Calendar

January

  • Leaf Removal
  • Pruning of American Elms
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pears
  • Pruning of other trees continues
  • Snow Removal continues

February

  • Leaf Removal continues
  • Landscape bed maintenance begins
  • Pruning of American Elm trees continues until temperature reaches above 30 degrees
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pears continues
  • Dormant Oil spray begins
  • Pruning of other trees continues
  • Snow Removal continues

March

  • Mowing begins
  • Planting begins
  • Pre-emergent weed control
  • First fertilizer treatment begins
  • Dormant Oil spray continues
  • Pruning of trees continues

April

  • Mowing continues
  • Broadleaf weed control treatment begins
  • Landscape bed maintenance continues
  • Fungicide treatment for Crab Apples
  • Deep root fertilization for trees begins to promote stem & leaf growth
  • Sweetgum ball control
  • Pruning of trees continues

May

  • Mowing continues
  • Second fertilizer treatment begins
  • Broadleaf weed control applies
  • Landscape bed maintenance continues
  • Deep root fertilization for trees continues
  • Pruning of trees continues

June

  • Mowing continues
  • Third fertilizer treatment begins
  • Grub control begins
  • Landscape bed maintenance continues
  • Insect control for Japanese Beetles, Bagworms and Spider Mites begins
  • No pruning of Oak trees
  • Pruning of other trees continues
  • Water when necessary

July

  • Mowing continues
  • Broadleaf weed control begins
  • Landscape Bed maintenane continues
  • No pruning of Oak trees
  • Pruning of other trees continues
  • Water when necessary

August

  • Mowing continues
  • Aeration & seeding begin with starter fertilizer
  • Landscape bed maintenance continues
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pear trees begins
  • Pruning of trees continues
  • Water when necessary
  • NOTE: Fall is the best time to plant trees

September

  • Mowing continues
  • Aeration & seeding with starter fertilizer continues
  • Fourth fertilization treatment begins
  • Horticultural oil spray for scale begins
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pear trees continues
  • Pruning of trees continues
  • Water when necessary

October

  • Mowing continues
  • Aeration & seeding ends on October 31st
  • Winterizer begins
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pear trees continues
  • Pruning of trees continues
  • Water when necessary

November

  • Mowing ends
  • Leaf Removal begins
  • Winterizer continues
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pear trees continues
  • Pruning of trees continues
  • Water when necessary

December

  • Leaf removal continues
  • Pruning of American Elm trees begins after temperature reaches below 32 degrees
  • Pruning of Fire Blight from Pear trees begins
  • Pruning of trees continues
  • Water when necessary
  • Snow removal begins