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A Seasonal Maintenance Guide to Keeping Your Landscape Pristine Year-Round

As the seasons change, so do the needs of your landscape. That’s why we’ve crafted this comprehensive maintenance and service schedule to guide you through each month, ensuring your landscape stays vibrant and healthy no matter the weather.

January: Winter Prep

As the winter chill sets in, it’s essential to protect your landscape from harsh weather conditions. Focus on plant and tree care by trimming back any overgrown branches, clear debris, place fertilizer, implement supplemental watering, and consider applying a layer of mulch to protect your plants from frost.

February: Planning Ahead

While the ground may still be frozen, now is the perfect time to start planning and preparing your landscaping for Spring. Begin pruning and applying insect control solutions and consult with our experts to discuss any upcoming enhancements or renovations to your outdoor space.

March: Spring Clean-Up

As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to kickstart your spring cleaning routine. Remove any remaining debris, aerate your lawn, activate irrigation systems, apply a slow-release fertilizer, and insect treatments to promote healthy growth.

April: Planting Season

With warm summer conditions on the horizon, April is the ideal time to continue preparing your turf with aeration, edging, weed control, fertilization, shrubs, and trees. Our team can help you select the perfect additions to enhance your landscape’s beauty.

May: Irrigation Check

Before the summer heat arrives, ensure your irrigation system is in top condition. Check for leaks, adjust sprinkler heads, and schedule regular watering times to keep your plants hydrated throughout the season.

June: Summer Maintenance

As the temperatures soar, your landscape will require extra care to stay healthy and vibrant. Regular mowing, weeding, and pruning are essential tasks to keep your outdoor space looking its best.

July: Beat the Heat

During the hottest months of the year, it’s crucial to provide adequate water and shade for your plants. Consider installing mulch around garden beds and trees to retain moisture and reduce evaporation.

August: Pest Control

Keep an eye out for common pests and diseases that may affect your landscape during the summer months. Our experts can recommend safe and effective pest control solutions to protect your plants.

September: Fall Prep

As summer comes to a close, it’s time to start preparing your landscape for the cooler months ahead. Remove any dead or dying plants, overseed your lawn, and apply a winterizing fertilizer to promote root growth.

October: Autumn Colors

Celebrate the beauty of fall by adding seasonal plants and decorations to your landscape. From colorful mums to decorative pumpkins, there are endless ways to enhance your outdoor space for the season.

November: Leaf Removal

As the leaves begin to fall, regular cleanup is essential to maintain the appearance of your landscape. Consider hiring our team for professional leaf removal services to save time and effort.

December: Winterization

Before the first frost arrives, take steps to protect your landscape from winter damage. Drain irrigation systems, insulate vulnerable plants, and consider installing protective barriers to shield delicate vegetation from harsh weather conditions.

Contact DCPS for Landscape Services

Choosing professional landscaping services from DCPS ensures that your landscape is expertly maintained. Our comprehensive approach, from assessment to ongoing maintenance, guarantees long-lasting results. Contact DCPS today to learn more about how our landscape services can benefit your property.