Summer Landscape Care Tips: Dos, Don’ts, and More
As businesses begin to reopen across the country, it is important that commercial landscapers focus on best practices to ensure their properties stay beautiful and healthy throughout the summer months. Here, we provide some insight into what to do — and what not to do — to ensure your commercial landscaping looks its best all summer long.
Dos of Commercial Landscape Care
- DO get your landscape ready for the summer. Whether it’s simply mowing and trimming around the edge of flowers and shrubs, or you need to lay down new mulch and put in new sod, now is the time to assess your current landscaping, take care of any necessary repairs, and prep your landscape for the warmer months.
- DO inspect and trim trees. As the season progresses, summer storms can bring strong winds and high temperatures that can cause trees to become unstable. Inspect any trees on your landscape for any signs of rotting or creating weak areas that could lead to limbs falling. It’s also important to trim any limbs that are rubbing together, as they can be the source of an insect infestation.
- DO use fertilizer. Fertilizer helps provide essential nutrients to your plants and ensures they stay healthy and vibrant throughout the summer months. Make sure to select a potassium-based fertilizer for heat resistance and applied it every six to eight weeks during the growing season.
Don’ts of Commercial Landscape Care
- DON’T forgo pest control. During the summer months, pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can thrive in hot and humid conditions. Make sure to have your landscape inspected for pests regularly and use a pest control service that can treat your property to help keep pests under control.
- DON’T allow dry soil. Even though summer brings higher temperatures, dry soil can be just as big of an issue. During extended periods of hot and dry conditions, your landscape’s plants and turf may become dry and stressed. Make sure to irrigate your landscape as needed, and increase your watering schedule on extra hot days.
- DON’T ignore the weeds. After a period of rain and warmer temperatures, weeds can start to pop up in your landscape. Make sure to spot-treat weeds as they occur and apply weed prevention treatments to ensure new weeds don’t start growing in their place.
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