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Tree & Shrub Care – Early Spring Insect & Disease

 

TODAY’S VISIT

Early Spring Application – T03

 

What was done:

Today we treated the trees and shrubs being cared for in your program. The plant pests that are active at this time include various mite species, needle miners, leaf miners, spruce gall adelgids, hemlock wooly adelgids, pine moths, pine weevils, psyllids, tent caterpillars and more. Diseases to be controlled at this time are anthracnose, leaf spots, apple scab, tip blight, twig blight, fire blight, rust and some needlecasts. A number of these diseases can be active from bud break, through spring until early summer and can be related to wet or moist conditions. This application usually dries within 1-2 hours and any precipitation after this time will not adversely impact the effectiveness of the treatment.

 

FYI: You can increase the health of your landscape plants through proper pruning to allow good air circulation and good sanitation practices of removing fallen leaves or twigs on which diseases can harbor, it is also a benefit to your plants health.

 

PLEASE KEEP PEOPLE AND PETS AWAY FROM THE TREATED PLANTS UNTIL THE APPLICATION IS DRY.

 

Additional available services:

Soil Injection can provide up to a full year control with one application on some insect pests.

This method is great for Spotted Lanternfly, lace bugs, Japanese beetles, aphids, leaf miners, Bronze Birch borer and other flat-headed borers, scale insects, leaf beetles, mealy bugs, psyllids, whiteflies, and sawfly larvae. The material is injected into the ground at the base of the plant and moves upward through the plant to target pests. Please call to see how this system can benefit your landscape.

Spring Root Fertilization is a great way to get your trees and shrubs off to a good start this spring and help them recover from winter. If this is not part of your program or you haven’t had your plants fertilized recently, call us to schedule an application.

 

Weed Control In Beds is a program that can greatly reduce the number of these weeds and save you time and effort from hand pulling. We’ll make monthly visits to maintain control of this unwanted vegetation.

Remember Green Giant offers free inspections of all areas covered in your program. Should a question arise don’t hesitate to call so we can address your concern as quickly as possible. We will keep working until you are completely satisfied.

 

All of our programs are based on the principles of  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is an environmentally friendly and effective approach to controlling damaging insects, diseases and invasive plants. For more information about IPM click here.