Perennial Maintenance

  1. Pruning of perennials shall take place in the spring prior to new growth. Some beds may require cutting back in the fall depending on the location and species of plants. Beds shall be cleaned and fresh mulch added to a maximum depth of two inches, including existing mulch.
  2. Perennial beds should receive preā€emergent herbicides treatments as needed and will be fertilized each spring with appropriate fertilizer.
  3. Compost should be incorporated in the fall, winter or spring in areas that require soil amendment.
  4. High priority perennial beds will require additional care as directed by the campus manager.
  5. Fencing may be necessary on pest susceptible species.
  6. Caging should be done on species that may fall over.
  7. Pest control should be done as needed.
  8. Beds should be irrigated as needed.
  9. Attempts should be made to berm beds to encourage drainage.