Grounds - Spring Services

Spring Clean Up

richardson hall seen amongst cherry blossoms

  • Leaves and grass clippings from fall will be picked up and disposed of.
  •  Removal of winter debris and litter.
  • Excessive sand and gravel on turf, sidewalks and streets will be removed.

Fertilization and Weed Control

  • Fertilize all turf areas in May.
  • Spray a post emergent as needed for weeds.
  • Early May application for pre-emergent herbicide and for spray broad-leaf herbicide.

Irrigation System

  • Activate system in April.
  • Make sure all sprinklers, valves, heads are functioning properly and are not leaking.
  • Maintenance adjust heads, cleaning of nozzles, and check for leaks.

Aeration

  • Will be done in late April early May.
  • Plugs that fall sidewalk will be removed.
  • High traffic areas will require additional aeration.
  • Grounds will mark sprinklers, valve boxes, and wires before aeration starts.

Watering

  • Water start-up will be sometime in April depending on weather.

Seeding

  • As needed, in early May and again in August.
  • Location of the turf will determine what kind of seed will be used.
  • Seed mix will be of a premium grade and up to date.
  • Cleaning of walks when seeding is complete.