A multitude of products and much knowledge is needed to properly care for shrubs and trees. Seasonal weather conditions dictate what products can be used and when they are to be applied. Our technicians are continually working to insure the best results for your plants.
Primary fertilization will be limited to liquid only fertilization. (Fertilizer will not be applied during the summer due to county regulations June- September). However, insect populations can increase at any time. Therefore, our technicians will consider all the variables and treat with appropriate products. Conditions such as high temperature and humidity, high wind and proximity of plants to buildings or vehicles may hinder or delay our ability to treat your shrubs and trees. Treatment of plants and/or palms on patios or in pots is limited but never hesitate to ask your technician about treating these plants.
Insect and fungal treatments of palm trees are limited to small palms (7 feet tall or smaller) however, if required, additional treatments for larger trees are available at an extra cost. (Call our office or ask your technician for advice!)
We will make eight (8) scheduled visits throughout the year. These visits will come approximately every six (6) weeks but may vary with seasonal weather patterns. The following is a chart that describes what you should expect from us when we treat your shrubs during the different seasons. Service calls and follow-ups are free for our Gold Programs so don’t hesitate to call us if an issue arises!
|Winter – Over-wintering Insect Control:||This application is a broad-spectrum insect control measure that must be applied during cool winter weather.|
|Spring – Early Season Feeding & Foliage Protection||Tree and shrub food with essential minor elements is supplied. Both immediate and slow-release nitrogen is supplied for enhanced color, improved leaf size and thickness and the stimulation of overall growth. Insect control as needed.|
|Late Spring – Spring Foliage Protection||Insect control targeting aphids, scale, spider mites and white flies. Fertilization or micronutrients are applied as needed to correct plant nutrient deficiencies.|
|Summer – Mid-season Feeding & Foliage Protection||Tree and shrub food with essential minor elements is applied to all plants. Insect control targeting scale, spider mites, white flies, lace bugs and aphids is applied as needed.|
|Late Summer – Integrated Pest Management||All shrubs are inspected, and selective insecticides are applied where needed to control spider mites, aphids and scales.|
|Fall – Fall Feeding & Foliage Protection||Tree and shrub food with essential minor elements are supplied. Both immediate and slow-release nitrogen and potassium is supplied for enhanced color, improved leaf size and thickness and to stimulate root development. Insect control as needed.|
- Water is by far the most common killer of shrubs that we find! Most of your established shrubs only need additional water during a long period of hot and dry weather. We recommend watering 10-15 minutes per week to avoid diseases like root rot as well as spiraling whiteflies and yellowing foliage.
- Small flowers or annuals should be separated to sections of your landscape beds because they require more frequent watering which will be detrimental to your established shrubs.
- For pruning advice ask your technician or feel free to call our office!