Earning your trust since 1960

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We provide landscape health care treatments for lawns, trees and shrubs designed specifically for our area

  • The unique bio-fertilizer products we use are manufactured in Olympia specifically for our area by our sister company, Plant Essentials, LLC , whose products are sold to golf and landscape care professionals.
  • We offer tree preservation consulting and treatment programs to extend the life of trees and protect them from disease and insects.
  • We offer Home Shield Pest Prevention, a monitoring and treatment program designed to protect dwellings and structures from wood destroying and nuisance insects and rodents.
  • We are family owned, serving homeowners, schools and businesses in this area for over 50 years.

For more information call Robyn or Kristie, our very competent office team, at 360-491-7711

Thank you!
Neal Wolbert, President


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Thank you, "Expert"

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Thank you, "Expert"

We’ve received several calls from customers recently, telling us that an individual was observed in their front yards, inspecting landscape plants and then ringing the doorbell to inform them that their rhododendrons were infected with “blight”. They were said to have gone on to question whether their current landscape care company was “really doing their job”.

Of course the seeds of alarm and doubt were sowed, and in every case, prompted a call to us. Out I went, hackles up, ready to defend our reputation and service. Upon my inspection of the plants in question, the “blight”, pointed out by the blight “expert”, always turned out to be normal late season leaf yellowing and senescence. At first, this struck me as an annoying affront to the trust we work hard at building with our clients as we strive to educate them about what “normal” looks like and what plant problems we can (and can’t) correct with our inputs. But, after a couple of customer visits to quell the confusion and re-establish the facts of the matter, I realized how valuable those interactions were and began to relish the opportunity to again reinforce a trusting relationship.

I am grateful for the confidence extended to us by our clients, and their willingness to call us for clarification in the face of conflicting information or a hard sell from another company.

All to say, although there are companies out there doing good business in a field very much based on trust, many of them, because of their employee compensation systems and publically-owned financial goals, have moved away from ideas like seeking high customer retention or practicing patient, personal service.

So, to you commission-driven sales folks out there, keep up the good work of illuminating the value of Wolbert’s Plant Essentials!

Evan Ogden
Senior Staff

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The Bees Knees

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Honey bees

Yesterday,  three other Wolbert's techs and I had the privilege of attending a "Bee Symposium" held at the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility as part of our ongoing education requirements. The subject was Bees:  Current Science and Solutions and our speaker was Dr. Veldon Sorenson, who is both a longtime beekeeper and scientist.

I was totally captivated. His knowledge and passion for his bees was infectious. He took us through all the different stages and habits of bee life, from "beeing" cared for from egg to larvae, the different jobs in a hive, and even how a queen is made.  For example

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Rats, mice and stress

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Although there are several rodents that could be considered pests in the Northwest, rats and mice are the 2 species noted for consistently infesting and damaging homes and businesses as well as posing a health risk to humans. Mice have been an ongoing part of the pest control challenge here in the Northwest for as long as there have been settlements here. Norway rats have plagued the waterfronts of Puget Sound for nearly as long, having been accidentally imported on ships from Europe.

Recently, our shipping industry has given rise to a fairly new rodent pest in the Northwest, The Asiatic Tree Rat or more commonly, Roof Rat. These rats are capable of traveling long distances on power lines, trees and are happy to adapt to all kinds of environmental and weather conditions. Populations of these vermin have exploded exponentially over the last few years and are now being seen all over Thurston County and elsewhere around developed Puget Sound areas. The pest control industry has had to adjust quickly to this new challenge.

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Those Beautiful, Pesky, Deer

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Naturally we enjoy seeing wild animals but not so much when they damage our landscapes. Deer, on the other hand, enjoy our landscapes for their tender, juicy offerings. Roses and arborvitae are among their favorite treats and it can be particularly disappointing to anticipate gorgeous blooms and wake up to find our beautiful rose buds and blooms neatly clipped off.

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