If you have concerns with certain plants, we will be happy to review them and see what the problem is, If like many, you don't know what you have, no worries. The first step is to have us visit the property. We will come out and evaluate the plants for both insect and disease problems. Once we know what you have, we will be able to recommend a plan of care.
Diseases are prevalent throughout the landscape. We target apples and fruit trees, crabapples, dogwoods. In the last few years we have seen an uptick in Needle Cast in pines and other conifers. These disease programs entail 3-4 sprays per season, targeting the host plants.
There are many types of insects in the landscape. Many are very host specific ,meaning they may only attack one specie of plant. Others are not as fussy with what they eat and infest many plant specie. Scale insects feed on many types of plants. Hemlock Elongated Scale is a very serious insects that is endangering our old growth hemlocks. This picture to the left is a heavy infestation.
You are what you eat. Plants are not much different. Poorly nourished plants will be grow weak and decline with die back. Fertilizing will pump new life into the plants will do wonders. In new plantings the first five years are active growing times, they need the energy to support the new growth
It is amazing how technology has improved the agricultural and plant world we know. We have new options treatment of disease and insect problems that have previously difficult to control. We now often recommend injections and soil amendments that have shown to can greatly improve plant health. These are nice products to add to our medicine cabinet and can really make plants happy.