PO Box 65811 Los Angeles, CA 90065
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Seasonal Landscaping Care Programs

     Ensuring that your landscape looks and stays healthy year-round requires attention to details. Different shrubs and plants require pruning, fertilization and pest control at different times of the year. The landscape professionals from Green Earth Landscapes, Inc. created seasonal care programs to address new or existing lawn and landscape care. Keep your gardens and home looking beautiful year round.

Summer Care

     Protecting your investment in your plants, trees and shrubs requires accurate pruning techniques, timing and care. Disease, insect and structural damage are almost always deterred by making the right decisions when pruning. While some trees and shrubs can be pruned at just about any time of the year, some have a small window of opportunity. And if that window is missed, the plants will suffer. Summer is also the perfect time to add new perennials to enhance your summer color or plan for the fall.


A. Weekly trimming promotes a healthier lawn that grows deeper, stronger roots and requires less water.

B. We regularly inspect your irrigation system and immediately repair any leaks. That eliminates waste and ensures thirsty lawns and shrubs get water when they really need it.

C. Lawns, shrubs and trees work hard growing during the summer, so we keep them well fed to ensure they look their best all season long.

Fall Care

     Fall is the best time to plant new trees and shrubs to allow them to establish themselves in your landscape. Fertiziling in the fall improves winter stress tolerance and encourages a stronger, deeper root structure. Drainage and ornamental plant protection services ensure your trees and shrubs stay healthy over the winter. Pruning back shrubs, plants, and perennials - along with tying up loose growing shrubs - all help them to better weather the winter.


A. Weed seeds are in the ground, waiting to germinate after the winter rains. By applying a pre-emergent herbicide, we stop weeds before they sprout. Treatment must be done now for maximum effectiveness.

B.Our crews inspect v-ditches and drains, and remove debris that could cause a blockage. Drainage systems must be regularly maintained to prevent damaging erosion, or even flooding.

C. As cooler temperatures slow plant growth, it's the perfect time to prune shrubs and trees under twelve feet, to promote healthy growth in the months to come. We prune shrubs by hand to avoid unnecessary plant damage

D. Changing temperatures prompt trees to drop their leaves. We stay busy clearing leaf debris from lawns, planters and sidewalks.

E. By augmenting soil nutrients, we keep lawns lush, shrubs, color, and trees healthy as they prepare for spring.

Winter Care

     Just as a low maintenance landscape begins with a good soil, a low maintenance landscape begins with good installation techniques and selecting the right material for your needs.


Trees

  • The best tree planting season continues until mid-March.
  • If the fall fertilization period was missed, then fertilize during mid-February.

Grasses

  • Winter is the best time for aeration and top dressing. Use an aerator that cuts plugs from the yard rather than a spike aerator. Applying 1/2 inch of compost after aeration contributes to healthy lawn and water conservation.
  • Lawns need very little irrigation in the winter. At the most, apply 1/2 inch of water every three weeks to St. Augustine grass if there is no rain.

Herbs

  • Cut any deciduous, perennial herbs back. In other words, "if it is brown, cut it down."
  • Water during dry periods.
  • Remove dead annual herbs from the garden


A. Many shrubs and bushes require hard pruning, or removing most of the foliage to promote healthy growth in the months to come. We hard prune by hand – never with a machine – to avoid unnecessary plant damage. Mulching helps soil retain moisture and provides needed nutrients.

B. Weed seeds are in the ground now, waiting to germinate after the winter rains. Applying pre-emergent herbicide stops weeds before they sprout, keeping planters, hillsides, and other areas weed-free. Treatment must be done now for maximum effectiveness.

C. We remove unnecessary stakes from healthy trees mature enough to stand on their own. Skirting, or removing low-hanging branches, improves air circulation through the canopy. It also prevents pest infestation by removing branches that touch the ground and allow insects into the tree.

D. Our crews inspect v-ditches and drains, and remove any debris that could cause a blockage. Like the rain gutters on a house, drainage systems must be regularly maintained to ensure they are effectively removing runoff. Neglecting these tasks can lead to damaging erosion, or even flooding.


SUMMER, FALL, WINTER, SPRING

Starting the new year of landscape maintenance the right way.

Spring Care

     Spring is the perfect time to mulch, prune and plant. Mulching not only makes your landscape look more attractive but also helps keep weeds down, preserves soil moisture, prevents erosion and moderates the soil temperature to keep your plants healthy. Pruning plants in the spring will help to accelerate growth during the season and many plants are best suited to planting in the early spring.

     Spring is also a great time to transplant many different plants; fertilize to encourage healthy and sustainable plants year-round; and of course, spring is a great time to begin weed control.


A. We trim lawns to the proper length, which allows for deeper, stronger roots, less frequent watering, and a healthier lawn

B. Hand-pruning protects plants and reduces carbon emissions by turning off the gasoline-powered trimmers.

C. We inspect and test your system, then repair any leaks or malfunctioning valves and sprinklers.

D. Pre-emergent solutions sprayed directly on lawns and in planting beds target weeds and stop them before they sprout.