May “Garden Tips” #1

April brought spring into focus and May brings out the best of your yard’s landscape with new tree leaves, abundant flowering plants and vibrant lawns. Growing conditions are about the best they will be all season and Robert Bradley Landscaping will help you show off your lawn beautifully. You will be rewarded with lovely gardens, meticulously pruned trees and a plush lawn. Landscapes tend to be a work in progress and are inclined to change with your needs, interests and the seasons through the years. Maybe your driveway needs a remodel job. We offer custom paver driveway design and installation. Or, this may just be the year for you to add a pond or water feature to your yard to enhance the tranquility of your space.

may-landscape-houseThe challenge at Robert Bradley Landscaping is to provide proper lawn care, plantings, patio, driveways and outdoor lighting so that you can enjoy your yard, garden and home without a lot of work or concern. We are happy provide landscaping services such as weekly lawn and yard maintenance, a la carte amenities and consultations to give homeowners ideas as to how to enjoy their homes to the fullest.

Early spring progresses into late spring and, during that time, many changes occur in the climate that can impact your plants and lawn. As new foliage comes out on your trees and shrubbery, insects increase their activity. Unfortunately, fast growing turf often surrenders to diseases. A brilliantly green lawn changes to a lighter shade as it spends energy to produce seed heads and is forced to respond to higher temperatures.

Weeds of different varieties come up throughout the season and need to be controlled immediately before they grow out of control or even damage other plants and vegetation. Annual bluegrass continues to evade control. It is an especially slow growing, bad looking grass that has a lighter green color. It dies off in the summer and that is the best time that healthy grasses can be planted in an attempt to crowd out the annual bluegrass. Spring is a good time to put down a preventative treatment for crabgrass. It usually will last for months but, seldom can there be complete control.

Robert Bradley Landscaping believes that much pleasure is brought to homeowners, families and friends that visit simply by watching the changing landscape of a well maintained outdoor surroundings. As this new season progresses, we hope you will take the time not only to add to your lawn, garden or patio design, but also to enjoy the changing landscape throughout the year.

Quick Notes

Beautiful Scented Lilacs and perennial gardens

Beautiful Scented Lilacs and perennial gardens

  • Lilacs, as the picture denotes, come in many beautiful colors and are very fragrant. To prolong their presence in your landscape, choose early, mid and late season varieties for continual blooms.
  • Roses now need weekly attention to combat disease and insect problems. If not already done stems need to be pruned back to live wood; climbers rescued to their supports; hybrid Teas pruned to 3 or 5 strong stems.
  • Flower Seeds can be sown outdoors when your trees are in leaf, as it will be warm enough.
  • Houseplants can be placed outdoors in protected areas as soon as the nights stay warm.


When is the best time to prune? “When the saw is sharp!” So, is there some pruning needed in your landscape? Maybe some left from winter’s damage? Or maybe your trees haven’t had proper pruning for years? We advocate a yearly inspection, and to do whatever pruning is needed on a yearly basis. This maintains your trees’ health best, keeps your expenses down, keeps your trees aesthetically pleasing and maintains safe electric wires.


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