The most effective preventative measure to protect your plant material against insects and diseases and prevent costly pesticide sprays is to keep plants healthy with proper fertilization and watering. Healthy trees are not only unappealing to most pests, but are better able to withstand the challenging conditions presented in an urban environment.
As part of our regular maintenance program we apply a granular fertilizer to plant material in early spring. This high quality slow release fertilizer is ideal for regular plant material, however when dealing with stressed and diseased plants or poor soil conditions, a granular fertilizer may not always be completely effective.
For these reasons, we recommend a deep root fertilizer application using a specialized tree and shrub formula in early spring. This proactive, environmentally safe method of fertilization will provide nutrients directly to the roots and promote healthier, more vibrant plants throughout your property.