Fall Care

Proper care of trees and shrubs can increase a plant’s lifespan.  We have outlined seasonal  guidelines to help you plan the care and maintenance of your landscaping.  These recommendations can vary based on weather conditions.  For more information or for tips that are specific to your property, give us a call or Ask the Expert:  asktheexpert@raystreeservice.com

September

Tree Care

  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Late summer insecticide applications
  • Horticultural oil/insecticide applications to control Soft-scale insects
  • Evaluate landscape for overall condition and response to control measures
  • Trunk injections for Ash anthracnose
  • Systemic soil treatment for Oak kermes scale
  • Monitor moisture in the landscape, supplement water if necessary

Lawn Care

  • Organic or starter fertilizer applied
  • Aeration and seed if needed
  • Spray for weeds as needed

October

Tree Care

  • Tree and shrub pruning
  • Verdur trunk injections for chlorosis in oaks
  • Begin fall fertilization
  • Monitor moisture in the landscape, supplement water if necessary
  • Plant trees and shrubs

November

Tree Care

  • Tree and shrub pruning, safe again to prune American Elms
  • Fall fertilization
  • Fall dormant oils begin
  • Anti-desiccant sprays for sensitive evergreens
  • Water evergreens, prepare for winter
  • Mulch trees and beds

Lawn Care

  • Winterize lawn
  • Inspect turf

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