Queen City Lawn and Landscaping - June 2015 Newsletter
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 6
June is a month where we change seasons. Those nice spring days turn to hot summer days. During these changing times don't forget about your lawn and landscape as it will need attention during these hot days. Fungicides, fertilization, proper watering, tree/shrub treatments, weed control and proper mowing are just some of the things that need to be addressed properly as temperatures get hotter. We can offer these services so you can enjoy your summer vacation. Just call our office and head to the beach!!
- Lawn care for June
- Landscaping for June
- Ask Joe the Landscaper
- Tree/Shrub treatments
- Proper Mowing
- June 2015 Specials
LAWN CARE FOR JUNE:
June is a great month for:
- Early summer fertilizer
- Spot weed control
- Mosquito treatment
LANDSCAPING FOR JUNE:
June is a great month for:
- Installing summer annuals
- Bed Weed Control
- Tree/Shrub Insect & Disease treatments
- Installing Pine Needles or Mulch
Joe Morris is QCLL agronomic guru. Once a month he answers FAQ sent in by QCLL customers. To submit your question to Joe, just email him at email@example.com and he will be glad to give you his expert advice.
QCLL Customer: How much should I water my lawn and landscape?
Joe: This is the most asked question in our industry. Each lawn and landscape is different so there is no concrete answer, but there are some general rules:
Always water your lawn between 2am-10am. This is considered the natural dew point of the lawn. This is a great cultural practice that will help keep brown patch from occurring.
Water deeply, but infrequently. Watering 4-7 days a week is not effective and just wasting water. Watering 2-3 days a week is much more effective as long as you water deeply to ensure the roots are getting the benefit. If you can take a long flat head screwdriver and stick it into the ground with your hands, you are watering enough.
Shrubs only need a 1/3 of the water that fescue lawns need. Too many customers overwater their trees and shrubs. 9 out of 10 dead shrubs are because of TOO MUCH water!
TREE/SHRUB INSECT AND DISEASE TREATMENTS
With the hot days approaching, insect activity will start to run rampant. Insects feast on your landscape causing plant damage. We can help control these destructive insects by applying an insect and disease treatment. This application will control many damaging insects like Japanese Beetles, aphids, lace bugs, etc. In addition, this application will protect your landscape from many diseases that spread over the summer.
Fescue lawns are classified as a cool season turf. As the hotter temperatures approach, make sure you are mowing your lawn at 3.5 to 4 inches tall. This will help the cool season turf make it through the summer heat stress. Set you mower at its highest setting to get this height.
Tired of the post office losing your mail? We have an easier solution; we offer e-billing! All you need to do is contact us today with your email address and we can set you up to where all your invoices are emailed to you. It's that simple! Plus if you sign up then we will credit your next service bill $5.00! Contact us today by calling, emailing, or messaging us on Facebook.
JUNE 2015 SPECIALS:
$10 OFF FUNGICIDE TREATMENT
PINE NEEDLES - $7 PER BALE INSTALLED
10% OFF PRUNING
$49 INITIAL MOSQUITO TREATMENT (FOR CURRENT QCLL CUSTOMERS)
$10 OFF TREE/SHRUB TREATMENT (NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY)