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Maintenance Calendar from January to June

January

  1. Prune Trees
  2. Training
  3. Snow and ice removal
  4. Order sand and salt as needed

February

  1. Prune Trees
  2. Turn in summer annual order to Supplier
  3. Cut back grasses
  4. More seed to wildflowers
  5. Order grass seed and fertilizer
  6. Inspect fences for damage

March

  1. Finish cutting back grasses
  2. Dormant seed turf
  3. Aeration
  4. Prep containers for annuals
  5. Winter clean up
  6. Check pavers for frost heave
  7. Order mulch
  8. Turn compost first time
  9. prep athletic fields for spring sports
  10. All rose pruning should be complete by the end of March

April

  1. Bike race at Recreation East
  2. Open Pond
  3. Start up irrigation
  4. Fertilize evergreens
  5. Plant high visibility areas with annuals
  6. Mulch for graduation

May

  1. Finish planting annual/perennial beds and winter kill replacements
  2. Prepare for special Olympics
  3. Saturday morning OT for Graduation
  4. Acquire sports schedules for summer(Recreational Sports & Athletics
  5. Pull weeds
  6. Check for early signs of insect and disease
  7. Fertilize turf, aerate turf(2nd time)
  8. First edging of walkways
  9. Acid fertilizer to lilies, azaleas and rhododendrons
  10. Seeding dead patches along walks
  11. Write new blanket contracts

June

  1. Boy's and Girl's State(mid to late month) Quad
  2. First weekend, Special Olympics
  3. Prune groundcovers (rotating schedule every other year)
  4. Prune shrubs after bloom(especially trim back roses after spring bloom
  5. Water annuals and spring planted materials
  6. Weed
  7. Sycamore Advantage(Dede, Erickson / Burford)
  8. Aeration-rotating schedule
  9. Deadheading
  10. Review blanket contract bids
  11. Finish spending for fiscal year
  12. Pull daffodil leaves(or cut)

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