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Washington Tree & Lawn Care Newsletter | November 2015

Posted on: November 4th 2015

Winter is coming and while the plants are going to sleep, it is time to start preparing.

Clean up all plants that will stay the winter. Some annuals will winter over, biennials need deadheading and cutting back, and perennials look better spruced up a bit.

Remove annuals that are finished with their show. Pull them out and rake the bed clean.

Get the weeds and their seeds out of the garden. This part of landscape maintenance is paramount.

If lawns are your passion, remove fallen leaves with a spring tine rake to prevent the shade they cast which kills the turf underneath.

Fall is here and it’s time to fertilize your lawn.  Why now? Taking the time to fertilize in the fall will strengthen the roots of your lawn, giving them a strong base on which to thrive next spring.

Fall is also a great time to fertilize shrubs and trees. In my opinion, all trees and shrubs need fertilizer because most of them are located in mulch beds that use up nitrogen as they decompose.

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