Professional Plant Health Care and Tree Care Services
Tree care and plant health care begins first and foremost with healthy soil. The trees and shrubs on your property thrive in nature through the minerals they obtain from their roots and soil. Nutrient dense soil, plenty of water, natural interactions with wildlife, and regular tree maintenance help to stimulate the health of your tree.
Plant health care and tree care encompasses:
A tree that is surrounded by grass is starving for nutrients. One potential reason for this is that compaction from foot traffic and mowers can inhibit water and exchange of gases in the root system. The tree will then show signs of stress like dead or broken branches, insect and disease problems, decay in the trunk, or death.
Additionally, trees in urban and suburban environments are often under high-stress conditions due to low moisture availability, soil compaction, physical damage, nearby construction, and competition from turf and nearby trees and shrubs.
The proper tree fertilizer system can help to overcome nutrient deficiencies in a tree’s soil so it can reach its full potential. However, if tree fertilizer is applied incorrectly, or to a tree that doesn’t need it, the tree sprayer can actually disrupt the tree’s natural PH levels, causing serious stress.
Mulch, when placed over the soil’s surface, is another method to help improve soil conditions and maintain moisture within the soil. Mulching trees is one of the most beneficial things a homeowner can do for the health of a tree. Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed competition, and improve soil structure. Properly applied mulch can give landscape a handsome, well-groomed appearance. However, if mulching services are not completed properly (if it is too deep, or if the wrong material is used), it can actually cause significant harm to trees and other landscape plants.
Root collar excavation, or the removal of soil and mulch from against the trunk, is a simple, effective process that can correct deep planting and over-mulching. Can you see the root flare of your trees? This is the low portion of the trunk where it flares out into the roots. Or, if a tree has symptoms of stress, such as reduced twig and leaf growth, off-color leaves, a thin crown, or die back, deep roots may be the problem and it may lack a well-developed root flare.
Short of raising the tree by transplanting, root collar excavation is the only option available to treat an established tree with deep roots. Removing the soil from around the base of the tree provides better aeration to the soil and roots.
When it comes to pest issues, our pest management health plan care options include safe methods to help eradicate a pest. We most often use organic oil sprays, soaps, or pyrethroids that are safe for the environment and your family. In some cases, we may inject directly into the tree’s vascular system through the trunk to isolate the product within the tree.
Our landscaping maintenance services for our Plant Nutrition Management Program for commercial landscape maintenance primarily consist of soil management (restoring the natural nutrient cycle to soil), soil testing, composting, pest and disease control, irrigation (water conservation & management), proper planting and pruning techniques, and plant selection and placement.