Shrubs. 1) Pruning shall be provided to encourage a healthy natural growth pattern for each specific plant variety. Flowering shrubs shall not be pruned until after the bloom cycle. If a plant species blooms year round, then pruning shall be performed in the spring (March and April) after the first flush of blooms. All shrubs shall be maintained off sidewalks and buildings up to twelve (12) feet high.
Shrubs a. All Shrubs
Shrubs. Contractor shall lightly prune shrubs based on the need of each species. Certain flowering shrubs have specific times when they should or should not be pruned. Generally, Contractor shall prune shrubs with hand pruners as needed to provide shape, fullness, and flowering. Contractor shall not prune spring-flowering shrubs until after the bloom period. Contractor shall maintain shrubs to avoid contact with structures and provide clearance of 12-18 inches. Contractor may prune formal xxxxxx with power shears. Contractor shall ensure that the top of the hedge is maintained at a width narrower than the bottom to allow sunlight to reach lower foliage. Contractor shall remove dead or broken branches when noted. Selective removal of small sections of branches as a form of insect pest control is also acceptable providing the natural shape of the shrub is maintained. Contractor shall not prune during or immediately after growth flushes.
Shrubs. The Contractor shall apply according to manufacturer's specifications or recommendation of 8-10-10 with all minor elements, 50% slow release azalea/camellia fertilizer at the rate of 1 lb. per 1,000 square feet on all azaleas and acid loving plants. 13-3-13 with all minor elements, 5% slow release shall be applied to remaining shrubs. Shrubs shall be fertilized each March and September. Additional nutrients shall be applied to any plant material when deficiencies occur.
Shrubs. All shrubs shall be pruned to remove dead and damaged wood. Pruning will be done as needed during the growing season to maintain a neat appearance. Hawthorns, Azaleas, Camellias, Carnations, etc. will be pruned annually after they have bloomed. Pruned material that is not mulched shall be disposed of by the Contractor. Pruned material which is mulched may be blown into shrub beds unless the beds are foundation plantings (those that attract termites). NOTE: This contract contains option pricing within Attachment A for the collection and disposal of mulched and un-mulched clippings. The intent of this requirement is for the contractor to produce and leave a generally "well kept" appearance by raking (or otherwise collecting} and disposing of clippings. A " well- kept" appearance does not mean 100% of the material must be collected and disposed of. A subjective target range of 90% is desirable.
Shrubs. (1) Containerised Shrubs shall be of the size specified in the schedules, with several stems originating from or near ground level and of reasonable bushiness, healthy, vigorous and with a sound root system. Pots or containers shall be appropriate to the size of shrub supplied and clearly labelled. Shrubs shall not be pot bound or with girdled or restricted roots.