Tree and Shrub Care
What can I expect from my Tree and Shrub Care program?
Insect and Disease Control
In early spring, we apply premium dormant oil to the proper trees and shrubs under 20 feet in height. This application will control overwintering egg clusters and insects. This is the best time of the year to control scale.
During the second and third visits, we apply a disease control to minimize the risk of disease later in the season.
We treat trees and shrubs that are susceptible to insect damage with foliar insect control. During four summertime visits, we inspect and treat for insects and mites to help protect your trees and shrubs from caterpillars and mites, Japanese Beetles and young bagworms.
The best defense to disease and insect damage is having healthy plants and trees. In the fall, deciduous trees under 20 feet in height and shrubs received deep root fertilization with micro- and macro-nutrients. This application will help correct yellowing foliage due to iron and manganese deficiencies, reduce summer stress and promote the strength and vigor of your plants. Proper plant nutrition will help reduce future insect and disease issues.
Every visit, a full inspection of your landscape plants is being preformed to evaluate results and look for any future potential challenges that may rise. Be aware of the notes from your technician in the after-service email; they will help provide as much information as possible to enhance the results on your landscape.
What can you do to benefit your landscape trees and shrubs the most?
During the spring, please remove dead perennials, leaf debris and any broken limbs in trees or bushes. Also apply landscape bed pre-emergent to help prevent weeds and weed-like grasses from taking over your beds.
Just like your lawn, landscape plants need water too. As the temperatures increase and the ground begins to dry out, it is important that your landscape plants receive water. Deep and infrequent watering is highly recommended. For larger trees and bushes, try turning the hose on to a trickle and then setting the hose at the base of the plant for thirty to sixty minutes per plant. The soil should be kept moist, but not soupy.
In the fall, be sure to remove fallen leaves from under trees susceptible to disease such as crabapples.