Time frames are approximate, variations occur due to difference in the weather every year.
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January and February is a good time for pruning most trees, making it easier to identify structural problems or dead wood.




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When the ground thaws, usually by mid to late March, we can begin Rootcare fertilization of trees and shrubs with our slow release fertilizer.







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April and May mark the beginning of the growing season, and is when we begin monitoring plant development and weather conditions in order to time our pesticide applications.



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Evergreens are pruned in June or July after the new growth is completed, and is when symptoms of leaf diseases such as Oak Wilt begin to appear on infected trees.







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August, September, and October are good times to apply systemic insecticides that will prevent infestations next year because the plants are building crowns and root systems as the top growth slows down.






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In November and December we continue tree and shrub fertilization until the ground freezes. Our slow release Rootcare Fertilization formula will not promote unwanted late season growth.