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  1. Landscape Maintenance

  2. Learning Objectives • List the tools required for general landscape maintenance. • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods of irrigation. • Describe four mulches suitable for use in landscapes. • Recognize common landscape plant problems, such as crossing branches, girdling roots, and suckering. • List the three main purposes of pruning.

  3. Low Maintenance Landscapes Features: • Groundcover areas instead of lawns • Mulches around trees and shrubs • Automatic irrigation system • Low-maintenance plants • Flowering shrubs rather than annual and perennial flowers • Plants that are disease-and insect-resistant • Plant adapted to the local climate

  4. Tools • Soil-working tools • Watering equipment • Rakes • Fertilizing Equipment

  5. Power Equipment • Hedge trimmer –good for long sections of formal hedge • Power blower–blowing grass and leaves off paved areas • String trimmer –trim grass beside paved areas • Edger–maintains a clean line between turf and non-turf areas • Chain Saw –removal of large trees and shrubs • Power pruner –for high branches

  6. Safety around Power Equipment • Eye protection • Remove sticks, stones, and other debris • Keep people and pets 50 ft. away • Do not use lawn edgers in graveled areas • Hearing protection around gas-powered (2-stroke) engines • Safety footwear

  7. Irrigation • Sprinklers • Hand-watering • Drip or trickle irrigation

  8. Fertilizing • Timing • Usually just before or during active plant growth • Spring most common • Rate • Trees: 6 lbs actual N per 1,000 sqft • Shrubs: 2-4 lbs actual N per 100 sqft • Groundcovers: 2-4 lbs actual N per 1,000 sqft

  9. Cultural Weed Control • Hand-pulling • Cultivating with a hoe • Weed barriers • Mulching • Solarization

  10. Chemical Weed Control • Pre-emergence • Trifluralin • Oryzalin • Only kill germinating seedlings, not established plants • Post-emergence • 2,4-D (dandelion control in lawns) • Glyphosate(non-selective, spot-treatment) • Kill weeds on contact • Bio-herbicides • Wheat or corn gluten meal

  11. Mulches • Organic • Plant-derived • Should be weed-and pesticide-free • Shredded bark, pine straw, etc • Inorganic • Rock • Marble chips • Recycled tires

  12. Common Landscape Problems • Suckers • Mower Blight • Crossing Branches • Stem Girdling Roots

  13. Why Prune? • Size Control • Health Improvement • Appearance

  14. Review Questions • Name three examples of personal protective gear to be worn around power equipment. • A benefit of drip irrigation is that water is applied directly to roots of desired plants, minimizing growth of __________. • Describe one major difference between organic and inorganic mulches. • Mulching around landscape plants can protect trees from which common landscape problem?