Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care Programs

YardGuard:

Inspection and Treatments that Enhance Natural Systems
Scheduled treatment programs customized for your landscape.
Monitoring and treatment for plants that need help.
We do the scheduling so you don’t have to.
Providing licensed, experienced plant health care technicians

  • Our field staff are licensed by the State Dept. of Agriculture.
  • Field training is done by seasoned professionals and is on-going.
  • Our three senior technicians have logged nearly a century of experience.
  • Employ state of the art equipment.

Our application equipment has several separate delivery systems.  Technicians can apply specific products according to need. Targeted treatments mean no over-use of control products.

Plants that need help

YardGuard is a program of periodic visits by a licensed plant health care professional to monitor, identify, and treat landscape pests and disease. The goal of this program is to encourage plant health and limit damage by insects and fungal/bacterial disease..

Organic and synthetic control products are applied as sprays or by systemic soil applications.

Cultural problems, such as over-watering, pruning needs, etc, are reported to the customer for further corrective action.

You don’t have to worry

Decades of experience working with plants allow us to predict the approximate timing of insect, mite and disease pests and effectively treat to prevent, or cure, the problem.

Treatments to prevent disease from leaf, twig, and needle fungal diseases (i.e. blossom blights, dogwood anthracnose, apple scab) are applied before symptoms arise. In the event infection and visible damage is evident, curative treatments can stop further spread of disease. Timing is everything when it comes to disease control.

Systemic insecticide soil applications

Since human, pet, wildlife and environmental safety is our first consideration, we choose products and delivery methods that minimize off target exposure. We may recommend a systemic soil injection to control damaging insects in a tree that is too tall to treat effectively. We employ the least toxic, most effective products available.

Root Fungus

From time to time, we find plants infected with root diseases, evidenced by declining foliage or die-back. This may be the result of stresses on the plant from over or under watering, compaction, improper pruning, etc. Our trained technicians can easily spot problems and may recommend lab analysis and/or treatments to prevent further spread of disease.

Cultural corrections

Installation and cultural problems like planting too deep, improper placement, poor plant selection, poor soils or poor watering practices contribute to stress. At times, a correction by the landscape owner is necessary. There is much that can be done to support ailing plants, and we can help with information and treatments. An effective plant health care program is a cooperative effort between our customer and our team.

SuperRoots Bio-fertilizer

A nutrient “smorgasbord” for plants.
Trees and shrubs need adequate food in their root zones so they can thrive, not just survive. Our SuperRoots program provides the full range of nutrients, from micro to macro nutrients, essential soil acids, live soil microbes and much more. A spring and fall treatment will encourage blossoming and root development. The slow-release nature of this product means no surge-growth and extra pruning for you.

Bees and other plant pollinators are Important to us

We are careful about insecticide use and only use products that are non- toxic to bees in spring when fruit and flowering trees are in bloom. For plant damaging larvae, we have access to materials that are OMRI approved for use on flowering plants, that are not harmful to bees. Later in the season, we may use products to control sucking/chewing insects on plants that are NOT blooming. If you are a bee keeper, we will pay attention to treatment timing and schedule treatments for cool mornings when bees are still roosting.