Summer Seasonal Tips:
Capture the moisture:
Topdress your planting beds with shredded hardwood mulch. It not only retains the moisture in the ground, it also acts as a weed barrier and gives your planting beds a fresh look for spring.
Watering and Plant Stress:
Monitor your landscape closely and make adjustments to watering times as needed. Shaded or protected areas may need less water than other zones. We recommend deep root watering of your trees and shrubs that may be showing signs of stress.
Schedule all cycles in early morning, so watering is complete by sunrise during the summer months. This avoids water lost to daytime evaporation and afternoon and evening winds.
Water roses at the base of plants and avoid getting water on leaves to help prevent black spots.
Don’t water on windy or rainy days.
For newly planted seed on your lawn, water just enough to keep the area moist for about two or three weeks, which is usually how long it takes for the seeds to germinate and get established. But remember if you miss a day of watering and the seed dries out it will die.