Summer Tips

Summer garden

   It’s dry, don’t forget to water your trees and shrubs in addition to your lawn.
•   Plan a preventative treatment for valuable ash trees against Emerald  Ash Borer.
   Treat for grubs (Japanese beetles) and chinch bugs.
•   Mow lawn 3″ high, avoid mowing when it is above 90°, and leave clippings.
   Consider lightning protection for valuable trees.
   Cable and brace trees to minimize storm damage.
   Schedule hedge trimming.
   Fertilize your containers and garden beds.
   Look for chinch bugs and cut worms in a brown lawn.
   Add compost or mulch to gardens to retain moisture.
   Keep up with garden weeding.
   Cut back Japanese knotweed and plan for a fall eradication program.
   Add mulch rings to trees to improve soil conditions and prevent trimmer damage.


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