Tree and Shrub Health Care is the process of preventative treatments 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 Solutions focuses on prohibiting these pests before symptoms can occur.
"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."
A late fall pH maintenance application of lime will provide stability within your soil and improve nutrient uptake in the spring after a long winter of dormancy.
A late fall application of potassium will greatly benefit any new seed work that was performed in the late summer and early fall by hardening the roots prior to winter dormancy, stimulate new root and shoot development for the next year, building resistance within the grass against drought, disease and dormancy as well as improving Nitrogen efficiencies for spring green up.
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.