Regional Spring Field Report

Spring Snapshot: What's happening in your region?

Find out what our crews have seen and done around the country—challenges as a result of weather, what to expect for your landscape this season and recommendations for what lies ahead.

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Mid Atlantic

Highlights

Early spring is an excellent time to walk the properties, check for safety issues, and meet with property managers to ensure that we meet their needs for the season. Coming out of a colder than normal winter, we did experience some dieback of trees and shrubs and are repairing or replacing some of the less hardy plants on properties in our area.

Trending Now

  • Planting hardy annuals for spring color
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Finishing up spring cleanup and mulching

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The mowing season is already underway, and we look forward to putting in the summer annuals around Mother’s Day. On many of our apartment properties, we are also paying close attention to the landscape around entrance and direction signs to maintain a cheerful, welcoming appearance and ensure optimal visibility in these areas.

Send your questions or comments to John.Wright@davey.com

Florida

Highlights

The winter of 2017-18 brought multiple freeze events to Florida. The unusually cold weather resulted in a lot of frost damage to shrubs, trees, and perennial plants. During spring cleanup this year, we spent time monitoring the landscape for frost-related damage.

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  • Spring cleanup
  • Mulching
  • Lawn care

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This spring we are helping clients assess their plants after our severe winter and repairing or replacing if necessary. Many of our most colorful plants are tropical and do not tolerate frost, so it’s important to evaluate your landscape and weigh the balance between eye-popping color and plant hardiness.

Send your questions or comments to Jason.Bassler@davey.com

Midwest

Highlights

The winter of 2017-18 has been cold and snowy and we’ve had heavier salt applications than usual. While our crews are careful to take every precaution to protect landscape elements during snow clearing, it’s impossible to completely avoid all winter damage during a severe winter.

Salt and snow plows can damage turfgrass, and potentially cause damage to trees—especially evergreens, which can suffer foliage burn from salt spray. This often doesn’t become apparent until several months after exposure. To minimize any damaging effects from salt applications, we are proactively monitoring for signs of damage so that we can address any issues as soon as possible.

Trending Now

  • Dormant pruning
  • Spring cleanup
  • Mulching

Up Next

Spring is a great time for landscape enhancements, such as adding color with additional flower beds. Some clients might want to enhance their property through new plantings of trees and shrubs. We’ll also be installing mulch in beds and tree rings—a quick way to brighten up any property.

Send your questions or comments to Greg.Myers@davey.com

Government

Highlights

The winter of 2017-18 has been cold and snowy and we’ve had heavier salt applications than usual. While our crews are careful to take every precaution to protect landscape elements during snow clearing, it’s impossible to completely avoid all winter damage during a severe winter.

Salt and snow plows can damage turfgrass, and potentially cause damage to trees—especially evergreens, which can suffer foliage burn from salt spray. This often doesn’t become apparent until several months after exposure. To minimize any damaging effects from salt applications, we are proactively monitoring for signs of damage so that we can address any issues as soon as possible.

Trending Now

  • Winter interest plantings, such as ornamental grasses, are forefront in the
    landscape now
  • Spring cleanup and mulching
  • Dormant pruning continues in our colder areas

Up Next

Spring is a great time for landscape enhancements, such as adding color with additional flower beds. Some clients might want to enhance their property through new plantings of trees and shrubs. We’ll also be installing mulch in beds and tree rings—a quick way to brighten up any property.

Send your questions or comments to Blane.Pshigoda@davey.com

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