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Maintenance Calendar from July to December

July

  1. Water, water, water...
  2. Deadheading
  3. Early prep for school beginning
  4. Training new contractors
  5. Order mulch
  6. Department event
  7. Edging

August

  1. Mulching for student return
  2. Order bulbs and plants for fall projects
  3. Prepare stadium for football
  4. Soccer filed
  5. Fertilize flower beds
  6. Cut back annuals
  7. Aeration
  8. north/South football game

September

  1. Begin fall planting
  2. Order mums
  3. Post football game cleanup, full staff
  4. Transplant trees
  5. Submit tree and shrub order
  6. Contract special projects
  7. Fertilize turf
  8. Clean daylilies

October

  1. Preparations for homecoming
  2. Fall planting - mums
  3. Pruning of trees(minor)
  4. Divide perennials
  5. Transplant trees - water
  6. Inspect snow removal equipment
  7. Order sand and salt
  8. Update callback roster
  9. Blow out irrigation
  10. Leaf cleanup
  11. Plant bulbs
  12. Remove pump and winterize pond
  13. Fertilize trees

November

  1. Aeration
  2. Fertilize turf
  3. Oversee
  4. Compost perennials
  5. Yearly maintenance to mowing equipment
  6. Leaf cleanup
  7. Finish tree and shrub planting by thanksgiving
  8. Thin clematis
  9. Water new plantings if necessary
  10. Seed wildflowers 30 days after first frost

December

  1. Training
  2. Prepare compost for winter
  3. Take down shade canopy
  4. Organize bullpen
  5. Turn in April annual order
  6. Water new plantings as per weather conditions