Tree & Shrub Care

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Our ornamental care service includes seven seasonal visits throughout the year. Our trained technicians will inspect your trees and shrubs and apply insect and disease control as needed. Our service also provides deep root fertilization in the spring.

Your trees and shrubs represent a large investment and an important part of your home’s value. Protect this valuable investment in your landscape with a Second Nature Tree and Shrub Care Program.

Tree and Shrub Program
Root Fertilization:Inject essential plant nutrients into the root zone to encourage root growth and promote plant health. This feeding will provide a full year of fertilization.
Early Spring Insect and Disease Control:Apply foliar spray for insect and mite control plus disease control for minimizing active diseases.
Spring Insect and Disease Control:Apply foliar spray for insect and mite control plus disease control for minimizing active diseases.
Summer Mature Foliage Protection:Apply foliar spray for insect and mite control plus disease control.
Late Summer Foliage Protection:Apply foliar spray for feeding insects and mites.
Early Fall Foliage Protection:Insect and disease control as needed.
Nov/Dec: Overwintering Insect Protection:Apply superior oil spray application to help control overwintering eggs and insects.

Insect Management in Trees and Shrubs

Sucking and chewing insects are controllable by degree. However, total insect elimination is not desirable with any program because beneficial insects will be lost along with targeted pests. Acceptable levels of activity and targeted applications combine to give enhanced plant aesthetics. Boring insect control cannot be guaranteed. Plants invaded by borers have a high probability of decline or death. However, proper cultural practices and control applications may extend the life of some species.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) grew out of the endeavor to increase the level of control over pests while at the same time maintaining a high level of awareness and sensitivity toward our environment.

IPM attempts to maintain the balance between an acceptable level of pests and the use of pest control measures. When we use IPM, our technicians seek to prevent infestations rather than stop them once they have occurred. We use a careful process to determine the program that best fits your site and home.

SNLC tree and shrub specialists are trained to identify pests and have knowledge of the biology, behavior and management strategies for specific pests. When a pest control plan is developed, expect to be educated on the plan. This is because you will play a role in the overall management and control of the pests.