Seasonal Tips for Spring

By April 14, 2014Seasonal Tips

As the seasons change here in Idaho, we’d like to offer our residents some seasonal tips on how best to maintain their landscaping and irrigation systems. These often represent a significant investment in time and money, but with a little effort, you can avoid costly repairs and replacement of plants.  So as Spring kicks off and we are heading outside again, here are some tips on how to get started:

  • Check to see when pressurized irrigation will be available through the Subdivision association or the city.
  • Turn on the irrigation system at the source.
  • If you are connected to pressurized irrigation, make sure the filter is cleaned and screwed on tight by hand so it doesn’t leak. Do not use a wrench.
  • Run through each sprinkler zone to check for leaks to be repaired or sprinkler heads that need adjusting.
  • Adjust the sprinkler timer to accommodate for cool, wet weather.
  • Replace the 12-volt battery in the sprinkler timer.
  • Spray deciduous trees with dormant oil before trees leaf out. This will prevent aphids, scale, and mites from hatching.
  • Do pruning now before trees start leafing out. Prune any crossing branches.
  • Fertilize trees and plants now. We recommend Agriform tablets. This promotes growth in spring and summer.
  • Apply Dachtol or Sacron to your beds now to prevent broadleaf weed growth.
  • Water trees and shrubs as needed.
  • After danger of hard frost has passed, rake mulch away from plants. Also, prune back roses to remove deadwood.
  • Fertilize lawn in April with Greenfields fertilizer to improve growth and color.
  • Seed your lawn if needed when the soil warms up, generally in April.
  • Spray Aspens with multipurpose fungicide containing Daconil to prevent black-leaf mold fungus. Spray as soon as leaves appear in spring.
  • Prune spent blossoms from Rhododendrons and Azaleas, then fertilize.

Need help getting your yard in shape for the growing season? We’re here for you! Give Power Enterprises a call today and schedule your Spring Cleanup.