Trees are some of the toughest perennials in our landscapes, but even they need help sometimes. Things like diseases, pests, and the stresses of our extreme seasons can all impact the health of larger plants. That’s why tree and shrub care is so important to maintain their health and vigor.
Why Tree And Shrub Care Is Essential
Give Younger Plants A Leg Up
Juvenile trees and shrubs are the most vulnerable to infestation and disease. By adding a tree and shrub care package to your lawn maintenance routine, you’re giving the saplings the greatest chance to succeed.
Increase The Longevity Of Your Investment
You spend a lot of time and money choosing plants for your yard, installing them, and caring for them. The last thing you want is for mother nature to desiccate them through the winter. Fall deep root fertilization will enhance the health and vigor of your trees and shrubs to help tolerate harsh Western South Dakota winters.
Enjoy A More Spectacular Show
Healthy trees will produce vibrant greens in spring and summer and beautiful yellows, oranges, and reds in the fall. Without proper nourishment, these colors will dim, and the tree branches will thin out and decline.
What A Tree And Shrub Care Program Defends Your Plants Against
There is no shortage of landscape insects & diseases that want to ruin our trees. From microscopic molds to chewing, sucking, and boaring insects, here are just a few of the many things we shield your trees from:
Common Tree Pests In South Dakota
- Emerald Ash borers – this invasive species has devasted the ash tree populations in the US.
- Birch bores – like the Emerald Ash Borer, this bug will ruin any birch trees it can find
- Elm leaf beetle
- Spider mites – These are a common scourge of pines, spruces, and other evergreens
- Pine sawfly
Common Tree Diseases
- Apple Scab
- Canker – These woody-like growths occur when tree branches are improperly pruned or there is a lack of correct cultural practices i.e. Lack of fertilization, mulching, etc.
- Blight of pine trees
- Dutch Elm Disease
- Fire Blight
- Maple Tree Decline
- Verticillium wilt
- Winter desiccation – The result of dry, harsh winter winds that essentially dehydrate the plants causing browning foliage.
How A Tree And Shrub Care Program Helps Your Plants
Inside Out Protection
You’ve probably heard the saying: you are what you eat. The same goes for trees and shrubs. When they have high nutrient levels, they are less likely to get decline and exhibit stress symptoms. To ensure this, Warne Chemical provides deep-root fertilizer, a balanced fertilizer with micronutrients. Using a specialized soil lance, we’ll soil-inject nutrients directly into your tree or shrub’s root zone. This will provide proper nutrition for an entire growing season. Topical applications of granular fertilizer will not suffice for proper tree and shrub fertilization.
For late fall and winter, we use anti-transpirants, which lessen winter moisture transpiration and preserve bound water in tree cells. Situations for use: transplanted trees/shrubs, trees/shrubs exposed to winds and/or bright sunlight, landscape plants heeled in for winter, summer drought-stressed trees, can be sued with animal repellents for extended protection, soil moisture conservation for ground cover, bedding plants and flowers.
Get Tree And Shrub Care Near Rapid City
Defend your trees, shrubs, and other ornamental plants with help from the experts at Warne Chemical & Equipment Company, Inc. Our tree and shrub care program delivers prevention, protection, control, and nourishes your plants while protecting them from would-be pests at the same time. We’re one of the oldest lawn & tree care services in the area. Since 1956, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners achieve the landscape of their dreams. Give us a call at 605-342-7644 or leave us a message online! We’re happy to answer landscape questions.
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