Not only does your lawn need a little TLC, but so do your trees and shrubs.
We offer fertilization for your trees and shrubs in order to replenish essential mineral elements and to promote healthy growth.
Our full year Tree & Shrub Care Program includes horticultural oil and deep root fertilizations, in addition to routine inspections to determine if a fungicide or insecticide is necessary. We practice Integrated Pest Management which allows us to avoid the unwarranted use of insecticides. The overuse of insecticides can cause insects to build up a resistance to the product, rendering them ineffective when truly needed.
Read more about our Tree and Shrub Care Program options below.
The 2017 Tree & Shrub Fertilizing Program
This program includes the following four applications and inspection:
Application 1: Horticultural Oil
Control over wintering insects and mites for Juniper, Fir, Cedar, Hemlock, Holly, Pine, Maple, Cherry, Taxus, etc.
Application 2: Spring Deep Root Fertilization with Systemic Insecticide
Balanced Fertilizer and systemic insecticide injected into the ground around the trees and shrubs. It is translocated upward into the plant system through root uptake and protects and treats the plants health from the inside out.
Application 3: Inspection / Recommend if needed treatment:
Special attention to Rhododendron, Euonymus, Hemlock, Dogwood, Cherry, Crabapple, etc. (Eagle 20EW, Tempo, or Suspend)
Application 4: Fall Deep Root Fertilization:
Balanced fertilizer injected into the ground and translocated upward through the root system’s root uptake and will provide the nutrients for strong root growth and optimum foliage development.
Application 5: Anti-desiccant Oil
Wind protection for evergreens Broadleaf evergreens such as azalea, boxwood, holly and rhododendron Conifers such as arborvitae, cedar, cypress, juniper and pine Tender stems such as rose canes and hydrangea stems
*Fruiting ornamentals such as Dogwoods, Crabapples, & Cherries are very susceptible to fungus, and should have fungicides applied at 30 day intervals to keep disease activity to minimum
Our furry friend’s favorite food are some of your best shrubs. Besides eating and destroying your shrubs they can also pose a health and safety risk. If you don’t have a fence to keep away the deer, the next best option is a deer repellent spray to protect those most valuable shrubs. And we have you covered!
Protect Your Evergreens
We also provide anti-desiccant spray in the late fall/early winter. The spray adds a protective waxy coating to the leaves of broadleaf evergreens to help slow the process of transpiration.
The most susceptible plants that are commonly sprayed with anti-desiccant oil include:
- Broadleaf Evergreens – Azalea, Boxwood, Holly and Rhododendron.
- Conifers – Arborvitae, Cedar, Cypress, Juniper and Pine.
- Tender stems – Hydrangea Stems.
Another great option for protecting your shrubs include wrapping them in burlap to reduce or prevent winter injury caused by exposure. The burlap is used as a physical wind break to protect the tree or shrub from the harsh winter winds. This is something we can also provide!