Landscape and Gardening Tips – February
What our Pro’s are doing:
Hawks Landscape Designers: ·
- Our landscape designers are busy planning this spring projects for their clients. Our schedule for spring installations is starting to fill!
Hawks Landscape Maintenance staff:
- Our Arborists are out pruning dormant trees. Oaks and elms must be pruned only in the winter months to avoid potential disease issues.
- Our Arborists are also pruning fruit trees, removing suckers, water spouts, crossing branches and crowded growth to open up the center of the tree to sun.
- Our Horticulturists are continuing to assemble proposals for the care and maintenance of both residential and commercial properties.
- Knock down snow that may have piled up above your winter plant protection.
- Start slow to germinate annual seeds such as impatiens, begonias and geraniums now. Use new pots or trays. You can purchase a heated tray or cable to speed up the germination process.
Wash and sterilize pots and trays for transplants with a solution of 1 part bleach and 10 parts water.
- Re-spray deer and rabbit repellents when temperatures remain above 32 degrees overnight.
- Spray fruit trees with a limesulfer mix for higher quality fruit production as temperature permit .
Please note: The timing on many of these tips is approximate and can vary greatly depending on a variety of factors. If you have any questions, please contact a Hawks Landscape Designer or Maintenance representative at 414-258-5525.