Landscape Management Calendar

WINTER

December

  • Leaf Removal (Push to Complete)

  • Blowing of All Paved Areas and Debris Removal (Total Clean-Up)

  • Tree Sucker Removal

  • Post-emergence Weed Control As Needed, Shrubs and Turf

  • Start Tree Raising of Lower Limbs

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Police Site for Litter and Debris As Necessary

January

  • Tree Raising of Lower Limbs

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Pre-emergence Weed Control for Turf and Beds (per weather conditions)

  • Crape Myrtle Pruning

  • Liriope Cut Back

  • Winter Pruning of Shrubs

  • Police Site for Litter and Debris As Necessary

February

  • Turf Fertilization of Fescue

  • Tree Raising and Sucker Removal

  • Turf Pre-emergence Herbicides (per weather conditions)

  • Liriope Cut Back

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Commence Mulching Operations

  • Finish Winter Pruning of shrubs

  • Police Site for Litter and Debris As Necessary

SPRING

March

  • Finish All Liriope and Ornamental Grass Cut Back

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Continue Mulch Applications

  • Bed Pre-emergence Herbicides Applications

  • Remove Die Back From Lower Limbs in Small Trees

  • Spring Tree and Shrub Fertilization

  • Rose Bush Pruning

  • Finish Pruning of Crape Myrtles

April

  • Turf Fertilization (High Nitrogen; Slow Release)

  • Turf Post-emergence Herbicides

  • Shrub Pruning of New Growth (As Needed)

  • Spring Start-Up of Irrigation System

  • Inspect Trees, Turf, Shrubs for Insects and Disease and Treat If Needed

  • Begin Full-Scale Turf Mowing, Trimming and Edging

May

  • Finish 2nd Turf Pre-emergence/Fertalizer Applications

  • Remove Winter Pannsies

  • Turf Post-emergence Weed Control (As Needed)

  • Turf Mowing and Edging

  • Turf and Bed Trimming

  • Pruning of Shrubs (As Needed)

  • Treat Any Turf or Shrub Insect or Disease Infestations (If Necessary)

  • Fertilize Any Turf Exhibiting Poor Green-Up (Use Iron for a Greener Color)

  • Remove Tree Suckers and Any Vines From Shrubs

  • Start Summer Flower Installations

SUMMER

June

  • Finish Flower Installation

  • Mitocides/Iron On Non-Green Junipers

  • Turf Fertilization (Slow Release)

  • Turf Mowing and Edging

  • Turf Post-emergence Weed Control (As Needed)

  • Bed Trimming

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Pruning of Shrubs (As Needed)

  • Prune Flowers After Bloom Senescence

  • Check For Turf and Shrub Insect Infestations or Disease, and Treat As Necessary

  • Remove Tree Suckers and Any Vines From Shrubs

July

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Turf Mowing and Edging

  • Turf Post-emergence Weed Control As Needed

  • Bed Trimming and Weeding

  • Treat Disease Incidence As Necessary

  • Shrub Pruning (As Needed)

  • Finish Pruning Azaleas After Bloom Senescence

  • Finish Fertilizing Azaleas

  • Remove Tree Suckers and Any Vines from Shrubs

August

  • Turf Fertilization (Light, Slow Release)

  • Turf Mowing and Edging

  • Bed Weeding and Edging

  • Turf and Bed Post-emergence Pesticides (Spot Treatments)

  • Remove Tree Suckers and Any Vines From Shrubs

  • Shrub Pruning As Necessary

  • Soil Samples Taken Where Needed

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Check Trees for Insects (As Needed)

  • Check Turf and Shrubs for Disease and Insects (Treat If Necessary)

  • Remove Any Bermuda Growing in Fescue Turf Areas and Prepare for Fall Seeding

FALL

September​

  • Turf Mowing, Edging & Trimming

  • Turf Weed Control Post-emergence (As Needed, Spot Treatments)

  • Lime Turf If Requested (Extra Charge)

  • Bed Edging and Trimming

  • Tree and Shrub Fertilization (Well Balance Fertilizer)

  • Treat Disease and Insect Incidence As Needed in Shrubs and Turf

  • Aerate, Overseed and Fertilize Fescue Areas As Needed (Wheat Straw Thin Areas)

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Begin Fall Fertilization of All Turf with High Potassium Fertilizer

October

  • Begin Fall Leaf Removal

  • Fall Shrub Pruning and Shaping

  • Turf Mowing and Edging (As Needed)

  • Begin Fall Annual Flower Installation

  • Treat Disease and Insect Incidence As Needed in Turf and Shrubs

  • Finish Fall Turf Fertilization (High Potassium)

  • Complete Fall Aeration, Overseeding and Fertilization of Fescue Turf

  • Finish Fertilizing All Trees and Shrubs (Balanced Fertilization)

November

  • Spot Mowing As Needed

  • Leaf Removal (This Will Be the Most Time-Consuming Item)

  • Turf Edging (As Needed)

  • Shrub Pruning As Needed and Begin Winter Pruning

  • Turf Off Irrigation System and Winterize

  • Fall Post-emergence Weed Control As Needed, Turf and Shrubs

  • Fertilize, Weed and Deadhead Flowers As Needed (If Installed By Our Company)

  • Finish Fall Annual Flower Installation

BCLS Landscape Services of Central Virginia

12134 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005 – Phone (804) 752-0052