MONTHLY CARE CHECKLIST
FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE
DECEMBER
  • Continue leaf removal
  • Continue deadheading, fertilizing and weeding flowers.
  • Apply post emergent to control weeds as necessary
  • Complete installation of spring flowering bulbs.
  • Install balled and burlapped trees and shrubs
  • Complete cutting back perennials
JANUARY
  • Prune deciduous summer flowering shrubs
  • Start cutting back Liriope
  • Start cutting back Ornamental Grasses
  • Prune trees as needed
  • Remove leaves from shrub beds and lawn areas
  • Dead head, fertilize & weed flowers as necessary
  • Apply a slow release fertilizer to flower beds as needed
  • Install balled and burlapped trees and shrubs
  • Install bare root material
  • Prune fruit trees
FEBRUARY
  • Finish cutting back Liriope and Ornamental Grasses
  • Begin pruning Crape Myrtles
  • Complete pruning of deciduous summer flower shrubs
  • Continue leaf removal from shrub beds and lawn areas
  • Dead head, fertilize & weed flowers as necessary
  • Cut back Roses as needed
  • Apply pre-emergent to lawn and planting beds this will help to control
    spring weeds
  • Install balled and burlapped trees and shrubs
  • Install new mulch in shrub beds
  • Install bare root material
MARCH
  • Complete a heavy pruning of any overgrown plant material
  • Lower cutting heights of warm season grasses
  • Deadhead, fertilize and weed flowers as needed
  • Begin inspection for insect and disease of shrubs, trees and lawn areas
    and treat as necessary.
  • Apply pre-emergent to lawn and planting beds to control spring weeds.
  • Apply post emergent to control weeds as necessary
  • Fertilize trees, shrub and ground covers.
  • Install balled and burlapped trees and shrubs
  • Install new mulch in shrub beds.
  • Begin installation of new perennial plantings.
APRIL
  • Begin weekly mowing and trimming of lawns
  • Prune shrubs as needed
  • Prune early spring flowering shrubs after their blooming is completed.
  • Inspect trees, shrubs and lawn for insects and disease.
  • Check irrigation systems and complete any maintenance necessary
  • Pre-emergent to lawn and planting beds to control summer weeds.
  • Fertilize spring flowering bulbs after blooms fade.  
  • Fertilize azaleas and camellias after blooming
  • Apply fertilizer to warm season grasses
  • Begin annual color beds installation (typically after April 15 or after last
    frost expected)
  • Install flowering bulbs for summer
  • Install perennials
MAY
  • Continue weekly lawn mowing and trimming
  • Continue inspecting trees, shrubs and lawn for insects and disease. Treat as
    needed
  • Deadhead, fertilize and weed annual flowers
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs after their blooming period is complete.
  • Cut back spring bulbs after their foliage dies
  • Fertilize trees, shrub and ground covers
  • Continue planting seasonal beds as desired.
  • Install summer flowering bulbs.
JUNE
  • Depending on weather, continue weekly lawn mowing and trimming.
  • Prune shrubs as desired.
  • Inspect trees, shrubs & lawn for insects and disease and treat as needed
  • Continue deadheading, fertilizing and weeding flowers as necessary
  • Prune spring flowering shrubs
  • Complete seasonal color installation
  • Check irrigation system and make any necessary adjustments
  • Continue weekly lawn mowing and trimming
  • Inspect trees, shrubs, lawn for insects and treat as needed
  • Continue deadheading, fertilizing and weeding flowers
  • Check irrigation system and make any necessary adjustments
JULY
  • Continue weekly lawn mowing and trimming depending upon weather
  • Prune shrubs as needed
  • Prune hydrangea after its blooms fade.  
  • Inspect trees, shrubs and lawn for insects and treat as needed
  • Continue deadheading, fertilizing and weeding flowers
  • Apply a slow release fertilizer to warm season grasses
  • Check irrigation system and make any necessary adjustments.
AUGUST
  • Continue weekly lawn mowing and trimming depending upon weather
  • Inspect trees, shrubs and lawn for insects and disease & treat as needed.
  • Begin aerating, overseeding and fertilizing fescue lawns
  • Begin installation of fall color
SEPTEMBER
  • Continue weekly lawn mowing and trimming depending upon weather
  • Prune shrubs as needed
  • Inspect trees, shrubs and lawn for insects and disease and treat as needed
  • Continue deadheading, fertilizing and weeding flowers.
  • Begin leaf removal
  • Complete aerating, overseeding and fertilizing fescue lawns
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs with a balanced fertilizer
  • Continue installation of fall color
  • Start transplanting shrubs
  • Divide perennials such as hosta and daylilies.
OCTOBER
  • Mow and trim lawn if needed
  • Continue leaf removal
  • Begin shut down and winterization of irrigation system.
  • Continue deadheading, fertilizing and weeding flowers.
  • Apply a slow release fertilizer to fescue lawns.
  • Complete installation of fall color
  • Install spring flowering bulbs.
  • Install balled and burlapped trees and shrubs.
  • Cut back perennials after first frost.
NOVEMBER