Summer Landscaping in NJ

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Now that summer has officially arrived, landscapes are coming to life across New Jersey. Blooming may have started late this season, but Mother Nature always catches up. You will see the azaleas blooming with flowering trees, viburnum blooming with spring perennials, and lots of overlapping due to weather and soil temperate. Soil temperature determines a lot with the timing of when your annuals will bloom.

Peonies are finishing blooming this month, while the roses are kicking in. The knockout rose and the ever-blooming snowflake viburnums will be in bloom this month. Hydrangeas should set into full bloom, as well as irises. As the month progresses many summer perennials will bloom, such as day liliies, daisies, and coreopsis. What a great month for your annuals to explode and burst into color! There is finally sunshine and warm air temperatures, this is prime time for your garden to be in full gear.

Unfortunately, all these beautiful flowers blooming will attract more bugs this month. The saw fly will hit all the pines, aphids are attracted to the roses, you will also start to see leaf rollers and birch leafminer. Without an IPM Program (Integrated Pest Maintenance) it can be difficult to control these pests.

Pests will definitely be an issue this month, so be sure to keep an eye on your garden, As quickly as the flowers multiply, the pests will as well. We would recommend that you consider a spraying program that provides monthly checkups and will only spray when necessary. As much as we love the flowers, the pests do too.

And remember, summer is still a great time to be planting. Soil is always cooler than the air temperature so don’t be fooled that once summer arrives you can no longer plant. Watering is crucial come summertime, so make sure your sprinkler clocks are set to ON. Due to the chilly and rainy spring we had, many of your clocks are currently set to OFF. Sprinkler clocks should be set to every other day watering, which is normal watering. Watering twice a week is not enough right now, especially when the heat is progressing.

Enjoy this beautiful summer weather & the stunning displays of mother nature all season long.

New Jersey Garden Enhancement

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Scenic Landscaping got its start over 37 years ago as a garden maintenance company, and despite all the emphasis we place today on design and installation, we have not forgotten our roots. Aftercare and maintenance of your installation is our highest priority. Your landscape is a sizeable investment and as long as it’s in prime shape, it enhances the value of your home. What good is your investment if your valuable plantings go without care?

We employ several full-time New Jersey garden enhancement crews whose job it is to care for your valuable installation during every season of the year. While keeping your landscape in the utmost condition, they also ensure that you have maximum color and visual interest during each season. Here is a sample of what you can expect them to do during each season:

-Spring: Service to perennials and Winter damaged shrubs, address drainage issues, soil remediation, perennial splitting, fertilization, transplanting, mulching, and small plantings of annuals, perennials, and shrubs.
-Summer: Watering, pruning, integrate pest management programs, summer rotations of plantings in pots and gardens.
-Fall: Closeout and winterization and review ideas for the next growing season.
-Winter: Pruning of Ornamentals and continuation of winterization.

Please note that the above is only a sample. We can develop a program specific to your property and budget.

Lawn maintenance is one of the most important aspects of keeping your New Jersey property looking nice. With a garden enhancement package, your lawn area is continually maintained throughout the year with chemical treatments, custom fertilizers, and other applications. In addition, hard surfaces are edged, blown off, and debris is removed to ensure that your landscape continues to always look spectacular.