Is it too early?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Matt Hermann, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Matt Hermann

    Matt Hermann LawnSite Member
    Posts: 213

    Customer wants beds cleared out and shrubs shaped up. then wants bagged mulch down. Is it too early in the year for this (this weekend)? I live in south Jersey btw....what do you think??

  2. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 646

    Better get started.
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  3. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    We are doing the same kind of jobs now.
  4. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 636

    Jump on it as soon as you can. We are starting next week
  5. KTLawnCo

    KTLawnCo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 56

    Started this past weekend.
  6. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,663

    I'm in Central Jersey, and I've been pruning and cleaning beds out, for a couple of weeks now. Some stuff wants late winter pruning. It depends on the plants involved. Like, when do they flower, do they flower on old or new wood. These are the basic, guidelines.

    OUTLANDER LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    no deffinately not yet....clean up yes, but shaping shrubs there is no way of getting them perfect(unless of course you are one of these guys that dont really not!!)....and hell no to mulch yet!!! (it will just cause mold and fungus, especially from those unused bagged mulches that has been sitting somewhere since last season):clapping:

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