Tree and Shrub Health Care is the process of preventative treatments and feedings for your trees, shrubs and plants to ensure their strength and vitality. Pests, nutritional deficiencies and physical agents are factors of failing health of your plants, Greener Lawns focuses on prohibiting these pests before symptoms can occur.
Winter burn or desiccation is a dehydration of the plant due to water loss from the leaves through transpiration. This is caused by long, dry periods of cold and thaw along with winter winds. Some broadleaf evergreens such as holly, rhododendron, mountain laurel and boxwood are even more susceptible to winter drying and long-term damage.
Winter burn or desiccation is a dehydration of the plant due to water loss from the leaves through transpiration. This is caused by long, dry periods of cold and thaw along with winter winds. Some broadleaf evergreens such as holly, rhododendron, mountain laurel and boxwood are even more susceptible to winter drying and long-term damage. An easy way to help prevent winter damage to plants is to apply an anti-desiccant spray to the upper and lower parts of the foliage, before the temperatures drop below freezing and again during a winter thaw.
Anti-desiccant spray is organic and biodegradable. It adds a protective waxy coating to the tops and undersides of the leaves of broadleaf evergreens to help slow the process of transpiration which causes water loss and winter damage.
Deer really love to eat Arborvitae, Boxwood, Hemlock, Juniper, Holly and even Azalea buds, Rhododendron buds and PJM Rhododendron buds. We use a product that is a deterrent to keep deer away from nibbling on your plants and shrubs over the winter months. This program includes 2 applications about 5-6 weeks apart.
"Trunk injection is the most effective alternative to spraying or soil applied pesticides for tree insects formulations directly into the trunk where it is quickly taken up by the vascular system and distributed throughout the tree."
"IPM is a pest population management system that utilizes all suitable techniques (biorational, chemical, cultural, fertilization, irrigation, resistant plant varieties, etc.) and information to reduce or manipulate pest populations that are maintained at tolerable levels (meaning a few pests will still be around, including beneficial insects) while providing protection against hazards to humans, domestic animals and earth's environment."
Poison ivy is a nuisance because it contains a chemical that can cause the skin of persons sensitive to it to develop a red, itchy rash and even erupt in blisters. Urushiol is the active ingredient in poison ivy that causes the rash and irritation. If you’ve ever had poison ivy,
you know how irritating it can be.
Poison ivy has three pointed, green leaves that turn red in the fall. It usually grows as a climbing vine, but can also grow as a groundcover. If you think poison ivy may be growing on your property, be sure to let us know. Our lawn services technicians can provide poison ivy treatments to keep it under control.