INITIAL STEPS TO LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
These procedures are implemented over the course of the service program in order to restore your landscape to a sustainable healthy and beautiful condition.
- Locate and pull out or cut down saplings, small trees, springeries, vines, and other mature invasive vegetation growing in the hedges and other ornamentals. Apply brush killer or other appropriate herbicides to terminate them.
- Reduce grassy weeds, small vines, and other weeds for safe herbicide access. Then apply a post emergent/pre emergent herbicide mixture to eliminate them and control germination of existing seeds.
- Apply selective grass herbicide over the tops of small hedges, liriope, and jasmine where necessary to terminate torpedo and crab grasses that can't be reached with non selective herbicides.
- Institute bed edging methods that restore the beds to proper form and size.
Shrubs, Trees, Lawns
- Cut back and recontour hedges and formally trimmed ornamentals to restore level form and proper shape.
- Institute bypass pruning methods that will optimize blooming and greening.
- Remove sucker shoots from tree trunks, prune low hanging limbs and fronds, and remove broken limbs up to 12 feet.
- Remove accumulated vegetation debris, garbage, and other debris from the shrubs, trees, and lawns.
Once the landscape has been cleaned up, subsequent steps required to complete the transformation will include assuring reliable irrigation, proper fertilization, and integrated pest management.
© Thomas J. O'Hara, President
O'Hara Landscape & Maintenance, Inc.