Tree and Shrub Care
We offer a balanced tree and shrub program, where our goal is to provide a quality program of timely applications for control of certain insects and diseases. This program includes fertilization with major elements and micronutrients, four insect and disease prevention treatments and winter protection that helps with the survival and continued health of your trees and shrubs. Some insects and diseases can be common problems such as: Japanese Beetles, Tent Caterpillars, Anthracnose (Viral Leaf Spot), and Shot Hole Fungus. Other insects and diseases can best be controlled preventively throughout the year by targeting the times when they are most active and by treating the shrubs they are most likely to affect. Protect the beauty of your investment and let us help with your trees and shrubs!
We treat each tree, shrub or plant individually and also take into consideration the surrounding landscape for a difference you can see.
Round 1 Early Spring Horticultural Oil applied to control certain pests and their larvae during the winter months, before insect damage occurs.
Round 2 Spring fertilizer and bloom enhancer is applied.
Round 3 Plant protection applied to control early-season damage caused by insect and diseases.
Round 4 Plant protection applied to control seasonal damage caused pests such as aphids, lace bugs, beetles, white flies, mites and scale. Disease protection products also applied to control seasonal damage caused by leaf spot, powdery mildew and black spot fungus.
Round 5 Plant protection applied to control seasonal damage caused pests such as aphids, lace bugs, beetles, white flies, mites and scale. Disease protection products also applied to control seasonal damage caused by leaf spot, powdery mildew and black spot fungus.
Round 6 Fall Fertilization with Root zone injection supplies necessary nutrients to enhance color and improve leaf size while stimulating overall growth and flowering potential. Systemic insecticide is absorbed by the plant’s roots and trans-located to leaves where insects feed. The insecticide is dispersed throughout the plants, protecting them from insect pests.
Round 7 Winter Preventative Horticultural oil is used to minimize insects and their eggs before the winter.
**Round 2 is a new application that we have added and will start in 2010**
Integrated Pest Management
We offer prevention and elimination of insects in lawns, trees and shrubs. Most lawn insect treatments are treated on an as needed basis. Tree and shrub insect infestation can be prevented by a program set up by our professionally trained staff. The Integrated Pest Management program will protect and beautify your trees and shrubs by reducing insect and disease problems and by keeping the landscape healthy. If a problem is identified, it will be treated as needed. More information is discussed in further detail in the Tree and Shrub yearly schedule segment.
Keep in mind that a 100% pest-free landscape is not ecologically sound or possible. Some types of insects are productive breeders and may be present between visits. Others may be carried for miles by wind and weather. Insects feeding on plants are a natural occurrence and pose no danger to healthy plants (when controlled in numbers). But if you have a specific question, please contact us! Service calls and consultations are provided at no additional charge.
This type of program targets specific insects and diseases during certain times of the year and on specific trees and shrubs. With each visit, our customers receive a list of target insects and diseases and plants to be treated for that particular application. But remember, not everything is treated every time we do an application.