What's The Crew Up To This Fall?
Here we are at the end of another wonderful Pacific Northwest summer that has shown us quite a few blue-sky days and warm temperatures. Keeping the water on has been a real challenge this year and many of our landscapes will be enjoying the restorative effects of this fall's returning rain. In addition to our regular, ongoing maintenance work we will be performing several valuable functions during this critical time of year in the landscape.
Fall fertilization includes high levels of potassium, allowing plants to take advantage of warm soil temperatures for strong root development. Our crews will be out applying a specialty blend of fertilizer that will focus on these objectives and maintain healthy color throughout the winter.
Every year we perform irrigation winterization on all of our irrigated maintenance sites. Our complete winterization includes turning off the clock and the point of connection for the water and using compressed air to blow out the lines and heads to prevent freezing. Major issues will be noted for repair at this time and we will be extending reduced cost proposals for those repairs made during the off season.
Fall is leaf season so our crews will be giving priority to leaf removal from mid-October through late November. This is quite a task on some sites but one we are well prepared for with large capacity trucks, blowers and leaf mulching vacuums. As the leaf season slows down late in the year we will be focused on detailing bed areas and preparing for winter.
Look for our crews to be busy this fall on your sites.