Summer is almost over and Fall is near. As the seasons change so will your gardening needs. During the
    Fall months you should add the following to your landscape maintenance:  
    Did You Know...

oak trees do not have
acorns until they are fifty
years old or older.
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Action
When
Pruning
Late September thru November
Pre-Emergent
Prevent weeds and crabgrass by applying in late September
Fertilizer
Sept 1st: 25-5-5 Turf, 15-15-15 for color, 9-9-9 Iron for Shrubs
Annual flowers
Spring / Summer / Fall
Leaf Removal
September thru November
Weed control
Early Spring thru Fall
Lavender if you like purple...
or beautiful tea trees for a vibrant red.
       Fall pruning begins in late September.  Pruning plants is essential to promote growth. Regular and correct
pruning keeps shrubs and trees healthy and vigorous and prevents potential problems. By removing
dead
wood, spent blooms or unhealthy growth, you allow a healthier plant to take shape. Shrubs that have
experienced growth since the spring pruning s
hould be done first.  The majority of pruning is done from
October through November when expired perennials are cut back.


       You do not want to miss your fall application of pre-emergent and fertilization. It is essential to apply in Fall
to help in the prevention of weeds and crabgrass in the up coming seasons.  Apply a turf fertilizer that is high in
Nitrogen-the first number. For color and healthy plants next spring apply some 15-15-15 and 9-9-9 with Iron.

       Don't have the time?  BETZ Landscaping has the answer for you: our seasonal clean-ups. In addition to
your regular maintenance, BETZ offers seasonal clean-ups.
    Did You Know...
What Fall leaves and
ripening bananas have
in common?


The green color in
unripe bananas comes
from chlorophyll, the
same pigment that
gives green leaves their
color. As bananas ripen,
the chlorophyll breaks
down and disappears,
revealing the yellow
color which has been
there all along. The
yellows and oranges of
fall leaves are also
revealed as their
chlorophyll breaks
down. Of course, other
changes also occur as
bananas ripen: the
starches change to
sugar and the flesh
softens as pectin.