Spring Garden Tips for March/AprilSeptember 11, 2018
MOWVEMBER gardening tips from Brentwood GroundsNovember 13, 2018
It feels like Spring in the Gardens of Brentwood Grounds Clients.
Although the lawns are looking fresh and fertilized and the sun is still shining, it’s time to start putting the gardens to bed. It’s also an ideal time to replenish the soil with organic compost and soil amenders.
Brentwood Grounds has been busy removing summer annuals and replacing them with Spring Bulbs and winter pansies. Our clients in retirement homes, stratas and commercial buildings all look forward to their Spring Bling! It is also an optimum time to cut back perennials, deadhead flowers, remove any diseased or buggy looking branches and leaves and pull up any tender bulbs such as dahlias and gladiolas.
- Early Fall is the best time of year to plant trees and shrubs. The fall moisture helps to establish the trees’ root systems and the cooler temperatures encourage new root growth without new top growth. The result is a stronger and better-developed root system for the next spring when the plant begins to grow.
- Fruit trees need to be pruned during their dormant season.
- We have started our Fall scheduling of hedge and shrub trimming.
- Leaf season pick up has begun despite the Façade of Spring. As pretty as the leaves are laying on the grounds, the lawns need to breathe. If leaves are left on the lawns it may encourage pests, diseases and mold. Although it’s tempting to leave the leaves in the garden beds, it takes 6-12 months to properly decompose. It is best for commercial gardens to have the leaves picked up and taken to a composting facility.
- Now is the time to have sprinkler systems blown out and closed for the winter.
- Lastly, remember to clean out gutters before the rains come!