Floral City Tree & Landscape

Summer

  • Learn the signs of bug infestation, and head them off before they get settled in

  • Water your lawn weekly if rain is scarce or your soil is heavy. If your soil is sandy, you may need to water more often.

  • While it is important to water to avoid drought stress, be careful not to over-water, especially in heavier soils. 

  • Use drought-tolerant plants.  

  • Use compost and mycorrhizae. Compost adds nutrients and improves the soil’s ability to hold water. Mycorrhizae are beneficial microorganisms that help plants take up water and nutrients.

  • Make sure your shrubs and trees are properly mulched--approximately 3”-- in order to maintain soil moisture, keep weeds down, and add to the attractiveness of your yard. And please, no mulch volcanoes around your trees. They can lead to insect and disease problems.

  • Install a drip irrigation system or soaker hoses. These deliver water at the roots  which is best for your plant and your water bill!