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As spring approaches it is easy to get distracted and forget about the little things that count when it comes to your landscaping. Here are some reminders to keep you on track and get your landscaping looking great all year round.

February

  • Dormant pruning

March

  • Dormant pruning
  • Apply Gypsum to lawns and landscape beds
  • Spring cleanup

April

  • Re-edge beds and topdress or cultivate mulch
  • Begin planting trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Divide perennials
  • Fertilize bulbs

Mid April – Mid May

  • Spring lawn fertilization with crabgrass preventer
  • Begin mowing, first cutting set mower at 2.5" height then 3" for rest of the season
  • Deadhead tulips and daffodils, leave foliage

Mid May – Early June

  • Plant annual flowers
  • Fertilize flowers, trees and shrubs, use systemic insecticide with Iminicloprid to prevent Emerald Ash Borer and Japanese Beetle damage
  • Remove spent bulb foliage

June

  • Fertilize lawn
  • Fertilize and apply preemergent to flower beds

Father's Day

  • Start watching for Bagworms, spray with Dipel as soon as they emerge.

Mid June – End July

  • Summer pruning
  • Continue to fertilize annual flowers

Mid July – Mid Aug

  • Apply grub control
  • Monitor irrigation don't over water

August

  • Cultivate mulch and apply preemergent
  • Stop summer pruning, spring flower buds are being set

Mid Aug – Mid Sept

  • Aerate and overseed lawns
  • Divide perennials

September

  • Fertilize lawn
  • Core aeration
  • Fertilize trees and shrubs

October

  • Core aeration
  • Apply Gypsum
  • Winterize irrigation system
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs

November

  • Fertilize lawn
  • Last cutting of lawn at 2"
  • Leaf cleanup
  • Perennial cleanup
  • Fall pruning once trees and shrubs are dormant

 

HOURS

 Garden and Design Center:

 

Monday-Friday: 9-5pm

Saturday: 9am - 4pm

Sunday: Closed

 

Main Office:

 

Monday-Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

  

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 "Grieder's is an amazing place, so much to choose from landscaping to plants to holiday decor and more! The best customer service I've experienced!"

To see more of what what people are saying about Grieder landscaping, visit our Review/Comment page

 

Employment Opportunities Available 

Garden & Design Center

Full time Associate

Outgoing person with plant knowledge and great communication skills!

Prefer a degree in Horticulture or extensive knowledge with plants and their care. Our garden center carries trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals and you will be required to assist clients with plant care and selection. We also sell hardscape materials for DIY landscaping. Experience in a garden center will be a plus. You will be required to lift 50lbs and will participate in our custom potting program. This position is part of a three person full time team and will share in all operational responsibilities throughout the year as required..

 

Seasonal Staff

Friendly, helpful individuals that will assist in plant and product care. Our garden center carries trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals and you will be required to assist clients with plant care and selection. We also sell hardscape materials for DIY landscaping. Experience in a garden center will be a plus. You will be required to lift 50lbs and the staffing needs require that the individuals for these position are able to operate our Caterpillar inloader and smaller tractor to load clients bulk materials into their trucks and trailers. You will take phone orders and operate our registers.

Please send your resume to mhaas@grieders.com

 

 



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