Your lawn and landscape are a large investment. A big part of that investment is keeping your trees and shrubs full of life for years to come. Just like all things in nature, your trees and shrubs have a constant struggle fending off insects and disease, and trying to find sufficient nutrients.
Trees and shrubs need regular nourishment to keep them growing strong roots, bodies and foliage. With insects and disease constantly attacking them, it takes regular care from state-licensed professionals to identify and keep these pests under control. Our tree specialists use proven products and procedures correctly on a regularly-scheduled basis, making recommendations on services that best suit you and your trees and shrubs.
▪ Horticultural Dormant Oil
▪ Tree and Shrub Deep-Root Fertilization
▪ Fungicide & Insecticide Sprays
▪ Year at a Glance Calendar
▪ Emerald Ash and Bronze Birch Borer Preventive Insecticide
▪ Specialty Pest Control for Smaller Plants and Beds
▪ Pruning and Thinning
▪ Tree Injections
▪ Crop Safe Fruit Tree Program
—Or if you would like a personal appointment / consultation this is also available for $35, which is applied towards your Tree and Shrub Services.
In our standard program we keep insects and disease under control. We apply two to five applications of a foliar spray to control problems all season long. Insects and diseases can create severe damage for landscape plantings, especially, Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Linden, Birch and many others. Treatments are applied from after bud break to mid to late summer. This controls and or prevents insects such as Japanese Beetle, Tent Caterpillar, Saw Fly and Gypsy Moth Larvae, Powdery Mildew, Black Spot, Apple and Quince Scab, and many rusts.
Our Standard Full Program includes free service calls all season long. In nature, it is impossible to completely eliminate all insects and disease. Our treatments keep most problems under control as long as your trees and shrubs are treated in a consistent program.
We apply a Superior Horticultural Oil that controls Scale and other insects, getting rid of pests before they can get started. This application is a good start for an effective insect-control program. Dormant Oil is a 98% pure, environmentally safe petroleum oil that is applied shortly after bud break in the spring. It coats developing leaves with a microfilm that controls scale, mites, pine sawfly, and other chewing insects.
Balanced, Slow-Release Fertilizer with Chelated Iron, Micro-Nutrients, and Mycorrhizal Inoculum is injected into the root zone. A spring application gives a strong start for the growing season, helping with thicker foliage and better color. A fall application is designed to release lower Nitrogen rates and increased Phosphorus and Potassium availability to stimulate root development and root zone nutrient storage. This helps the plants by giving nutrients for the transition into dormancy and the preparation for regeneration next year. A Mycorrhizal Inoculum is also a part of our fertilization service. This inoculum contains several million naturally occurring beneficial fungi spores. These spores attach to a tree or shrub’s root system and form a symbiotic relationship with the host plant. The Mycorrhizal Fungi benefit the host plant by creating an intricate web of hyphae that assimilates nutrients, absorb water for the host and provide a pathogen barrier around the roots of the host plant. This is strongly recommended for new plantings and trees and shrubs that are recovering from cultural and disease stress.
Keep Insects and Disease under control by applying three to five applications of a foliar spray to control problems all season long. Insects and disease can create severe damage for landscape plantings, especially, Crabapple, Hawthorn, Linden, Birch and many others. Treatments are applied from after bud break to mid to late summer. This controls and / or prevents insects such as Japanese Beetle, Tent Caterpillar, Saw Fly and Gypsy Moth Larvae. Diseases such as Powdery Mildew, Black Spot, Apple Scab, and many rusts.
Keep trees and shrubs from drying out (especially evergreens) while transferring from fall to frozen and winter conditions. Evergreens transpire water vapor throughout the year—this includes the winter months, when water is often frozen below the surface and inaccessible to the plant’s root system. Broadleaf evergreens such as Azalea, Hollies and Rhododendrons have the hardest time in the winter. Anti–Transpirants help reduce the rate of evaporation by coating them with a wax emulsion that dissolves in the spring. Anti–Transpirants are also suggested for fresh spring and summer transplants to help reduce transplanting shock and increase survivability. Evergreens should be watered all the way though fall until the ground freezes.
Smaller plants have faster metabolic rates than larger trees and shrubs. In addition to our standard Tree and Shrub Program’s Insect/Disease Treatments, we can add 1-2 intermediate treatments between rounds for insect and disease problems.
We can also apply a granular broad spectrum insecticide to your beds to protect your flowers and plants with better benefit than repeated spraying. This requires only one application per season, and the plant will draw the application up from the soil over time instead of a foliar application that gets used up quicker.
Sometimes after treating trees with a lot of Japanese beetles, we can hear rain sound on the pavement. This is a light Beetle Rain, we see much heavier and hope to capture it so we can show you.