pic-sub-organic-scheduleOrganic Schedule

January, February:
Dormant Oil

This is an organic spray applied to the landscape plants during the dormant months at the first of the year. This spray helps control scale and spider mites which can be difficult to get out of the landscape. These pests can be especially troublesome in warmer, hot weather when their populations are able to increase dramatically.

February, March:
Liquid Aerify

This treatment includes Soil Microbes and humates in a liquid application that helps to break up compacted turf. All parts of your landscape and lawns soil are included in this treatment. Loose soils promote better penetration of oxygen, water and nutrients. Softer and deeper soil profiles are important to the organic process of lawn and landscape management.

Mechanical Core Aerify is available for overly compacted lawn areas on request.

March-May and September-November:
Natural Fertilizers

Natural fertilizer and sulfur applications made in the spring are the most important of all the steps in an organic program. All areas of the landscape soil receive this treatment. The application is applied to promote landscape plant vigor and green up of turf areas. Sulfur is also applied to aid our acid-loving plants to do their best in spring and summer. Hollies, azaleas, and photinias are just a few of the plants to benefit from sulfur directly applied in the spring. At the end of summer, when lawns and landscapes look exhausted, we use the natural fertilizer to revive them for anticipated fall weather. This complete feeding will address the plants over-all health and vigor needs. Sulfur is again applied for soil and plant nutrition.

May, June and July, August:
Summer Spray

Two sprays are used in the organic program. In the early summer and again in the middle of summer we use a mixture of seaweed (North Sea) and naturally derived iron and soaps. The seaweed is a natural fertilizer as well as releasing a natural hormone in the plant that allows plants to resist insect damage, naturally. Soaps, once dry, will prevent products from being easily washed off. We feel it is important at this time to use a urea-based fertilizer to feed the turf areas as needed, especially thin or bare turf areas. Bermuda grass seems to benefit the most.

November, December:
Winterizer Fertilizer

When our lawns and landscapes go into dormancy, there is still a need to feed the landscape plants. Mostly, this will store nutrients for winter months and to aid in the next springs green-up. Granular fertilizer for late fall and winter contains Potassium, Magnesium, and Sulfur for plant nutrients and pH amendments. This application will help build the durability of the lawn for the winter months. The soil pH can be more easily be amended because of the plants not using up the nutrients as heavily in the winter months.