Plant Health Care

You have probably heard the terms plant health care or integrated pest management before, but do you know what they mean and why they are important? Plant health care is defined as a process of scheduled preventative maintenance that is put together based on monitoring and the use of cultural and chemical tactics to enhance tree vitality. Whereas, integrated pest management is a pest population management system that utilizes all appropriate techniques and information to reduce pest populations. When implemented in conjunction with each other, you can help to ensure that your trees are thriving and healthy.

Your plant health care plan will be unique to your property, and the frequency of visits and applications may vary. When problems are detected and managed early, we can help to stop them before they become serious. Some solutions determined by your arborist may be as simple as spot applications of pesticides, pruning, or irrigation changes.

When it comes to pest issues, the same theory applies that the earlier pests are spotted, the higher the chances of your arborist being able to control the situation before it turns into a severe/deadly infestation. As part of our integrated pest management solutions, we use organic oil sprays, soaps, or pyrethroids that are safe for the environment, your family, and your pets. In some cases, we may inject treatment directly into a tree’s vascular system through the trunk.

Benefits of Turf Grass and Maintenance Applications

While we are most familiar with artificial turf grass being on sports fields, there are many other places where turf is not only appropriate, but beneficial. Your backyard is one of them! Not only does turf significantly add to your home’s curb appeal, but it also has several environmental benefits. Erosion control Traps dirt, smoke, …

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Horticultural Oil Spraying: The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock trees are not only an important part of the natural forest and an essential resource for the timber industry, but they are also a great ornamental addition to residential landscapes. The small aphid-like pests called Hemlock Woolly Adelgids are an invasive species that are a danger to hemlock trees. Horticultural oil spraying is often …

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