Invest the time now & REAP THE BENEFITS next spring!
FALL IS A VERY IMPORTANT TIME IN THE LANDSCAPE & COMPLETING THESE TASKS WILL ENSURE MORE VIBRANT GROWTH NEXT SPRING!
APPLY DORMANT OIL
With the mild winter we had last year, insects such as the Viburnum Beetle have been doing significant damage to plants. Apply Dormant/All Season Horticultural Oil to the stems of your shrubs after they have dropped all their leaves. **Remember to apply above 40 degrees**
Protect your evergreen plants from the harsh winter winds by applying Wilt-Pruf. This will prevent the unsightly brown coloration of winter "wind burn" next spring. Always remember to apply between 40 & 50 degrees and read the label for more important information.
In case we get a brutally cold winter, wrap the trunk of your shade trees with tree wrap to prevent damage from winter winds and ice. Shade trees such as Maples have a natural tendency to "frost crack" since they are a fast grower type of tree with slightly weaker bark.