Insect and Disease Control
When trees or shrubs are fighting certain insect or disease infestations, we will recommend a treatment program to get the problems under control. In certain situations we may recommend one or any combination of treatments to best suit your situation.
A comprehensive four-step insect disease control program includes the following:
Early Spring: A coating of dormant oil sprayed on dormant trees and shrubs to control over-wintering insects. A blend of balanced fertilizer will be injected or broadcast to strengthen root systems and to enhance summer growth, flowering and general appearance. (Temperatures must not exceed 40 degrees to apply a dormant oil treatment. There are some diluted forms that can be applied early in the growing season.)
Spring: This is a time insects and diseases can devastate your plant material if allowed to develop unchecked. An application of insecticide and fungicide to the foliage will control the insects and diseases common to this area.
Early Summer: The summer heat encourages development of a whole new population of insects and disease problems. Sucking insects like aphids and mites and chewing insects like leaf beetles along with diseases like powdery mildew, scab or blight can cause damage. We specially mix a combination of insecticide and fungicide to control your tree and/or shrub problems.
Late Summer: With this final application of insecticide and fungicide, we rid your trees and shrubs of disease and late-hatching insects and eliminate the pest that would over-winter without treatment.