As trees are dominant features within the landscape of your home, they’ll share this space with shrubs, turfgrasses, as well as bedding plants. Plus, all these plants will have one thing in common: soil. Roots of bedding plants, turfgrass, shrubs, and trees intermingle, as well as compete for nutrients and water. As a matter of fact, roots of one mature tree might extend 60 or more out to the flower beds or yard. Every treatment that is applied to your yard (for example, herbicide and fertilizer) may impact the vitality and appearance of trees. On the other hand, treatments that are applied to trees, like fertilizing and pruning, may influence the vitality and appearance of underlying turfgrass. Care of every plant within a landscape may have an effect on the health of all plants within the landscape.
Why should you call Red Carpet Landscaping for monitoring?
Shrubs will represent a significant long-range investment within the landscape. With correct care, the plants may offer cooling shade, gorgeous surroundings, and many additional benefits for years. We possess the training and experience to detect most potential shrub issues prior to them becoming hazardous or life threatening. Additionally, Red Carpet Landscaping may make shrub recommendations, like species placement and selection, to keep most issues from originally happening. Keep in mind, the potential longevity and size of shrubs warrants their close attention within your landscape.
What Will a Shrub Plant Health Care Program Cover?
Each landscape is special, so there isn’t any standard program. However, programs have features in common.
Firstly, plant health care involves monitoring shrub health. This measure permits problems to be managed and detected prior to them becoming serious. The monitoring might be as simplistic as annual visitations that check on some special shrubs in the landscape, or it might involve more frequent monthly or quarterly inspections of all your shrubs. The monitoring complexity and frequency of your plant health care program depends upon the diversity and size of your landscape and your particular goals for the landscape.
Secondly, if issues or potential issues are anticipated or detected within a monitoring visit, we’ll develop solutions. These solutions might be a simplistic change in your yard irrigation schedule.
Lastly, plant health care involves you, the customer. We’ll give you details about your shrubs. These details ensure that decisions are made which address your concerns and are suitable to your landscape goals and budget. Information might be offered through various means. Obviously, answering questions and discussions are critical ways to convey information, yet most plant health care programs include written suggestions after every monitoring visitation. Plant Health Care is a plan customized to the needs of the customer and her or his shrubs.
How Will My Shrubs Benefit from Plant Health Care?
Because ornamental shrubs quickly can succumb to issues, timely treatments and regular monitoring may protect your landscape investment, as well as decrease costs. A monitoring visitation to your landscape may reveal:
- concealed infestation of caterpillars which might soon defoliate the crabapples inside the front lawn
- weakly-attached branch which might fall, as well as damage your home
- incorrectly pruned shrubs which aren’t flowering as they ought to.
Red Carpet Landscaping may suggest treatments, as well as changes within maintenance practices which may eliminate the above issues while still maximizing the aesthetic quality and safety of the landscape.
Wounds that are caused by people, weather damage, disease, and insect infestations all affect plant health. The impact of those problems on a shruba��s health differs. A few problems may be mostly aesthetic and the plant will stay healthy for decades, other ones may cause the health of the shrub to deteriorate and ultimately cause the plant to die without the right care.
Red Carpet Landscaping may assist you in countering these problems with a highly experienced and fully-certified plant health care team. We help commercial, municipal, and residential clients to treat, diagnose, and identify diseased shrubs and insect infestations via science and our carefully outlined plan of action. Our staff provides a complete range of plant care services:
- Shrub disease treatment and diagnosis
- Shrub insect and pest infestation treatment and identification
- Shrub fertilization, as well as protective spraying
- Shrub Safety Inspections
- Full consultations that outline each step of the process
Diseases, mites, and insects are continual threats to the beauty and health of your business landscape. Routine monitoring by our team identifies the problem which will affect your plants and shrubs. Using preventative treatments, wea��ll decrease the damage and assist in keeping your landscape healthy. Wea��ll remain aware of the anticipated and current pest problems through routine contact with top insect experts, disease experts and week-to-week periodicals from cooperative extension experts and local universities.
The leading 3 indications of mite, insect, and disease problems for your shrubs:
- Large bit of deadwood: Every shrub has dead branches inside it. As over 15 percent of a plant looks to be dead, ita��s time for some action.
- Damaged leaves: As landscape plants and shrubs no longer look a�?normal,a�� professional eyes are necessary to diagnose any problems.
- Diseases, Mites and Insects visually observed within the landscape: Inspection of the landscape plants and shrubs offers the best chance to document and see the likely and current pest problems.
Commercial Treatment for Shrub Insects and Mites:
- Shrub insect control
- Injections: Soil injections place the materials in which theya��re absorbed easily by the plants and rapidly control any damaging pests.
- Spray Treatments: Mainly utilizing bio-rational, eco-friendly materials, we restrict the damaging impact of pests.
- Manual Control: Ita��s the most time-consuming and expensive method. Egg masses, cocoons, or insects themselves may be extracted by hand. This isna��t a solution which is oftentimes used, yet ita��s always a choice.
Treatment for Shrub Diseases:
- Disease Treatment: Most diseases may be effectively controlled using well-timed treatments with materials made for that unique disease.
- Shrub Fertilization: Soil fertilizer injection in the fall or spring stimulates root growth and strengthens the shruba��s capability of resisting disease.
For more details on our plant health care control contact Red Carpet Landscaping at (203) 212-2498.
As a shrub is in decline, oftentimes the issues are under ground. Until the past few years, it was extremely difficult and impractical to excavate around the root of a tree, which made treatment options less effective and limited. With the usage of compressed air and an air-spade, we now can safely excavate within a matter of moments and discover the hidden problems that affect the decline of a shrub.
Lots of action occurs under the surface. Therea��s intrigue and drama. Root eating nematodes sneak up on a shruba��s roots just to be captured by noble fungal hyphas! Myormcorrhizal fungus forms mutually beneficial and lasting relationships with roots.A� The soil the plants survive in has to be able to perform all the incredible functions nature intended, which include processing the nutrients the plants need, oxygen and holding water.A� Oftentimes, urban soils are challenged with serious compaction problems, infiltration issues, as well as nutrient processing barriers.A� Theya��re oftentimes initial plant stressors, which as a consequence, welcome other insect and disease issues to take hold. We have several technologies available to correct those problems. All our soil and root management methods offer a sustainable method of creating living, healthy soils.A� Healthy soils will make healthy plants which have the ability to withstand environmental challenges.
Red Carpet Landscaping provides full soil testing, which includes both biological and chemical components.A� Also, wea��ll test soil composition, structure, and bulk density to offer you a complete understanding of how the soil is functioning, as well as what it is or is not providing the plants.
Biological and Organic Soil Amendments
We utilize a customized mixture of organic soils that restore soil health in which the existing soil requires a boost. A�Also, we add various kinds of soil food that encourages the microorganisms that are so vital to soil biology to thrive. Soil that is lifeless will lead to plants that are lifeless.
Organic Soil Replacements
Urban soils sometimes have been altered in composition, and the shrubs may be sensitive to those changes.A� This may occur through construction projects or additional landscaping tasks.A� Perhaps the composition wasna��t desirable within the first place, or must be changed for the desired tree to become planted.A� If the soil has become a wastleland, replacement might be your best bet. Ita��s precisely what it sounds like. Red Carpet Landscaping gently extracts the old soil from around the shrub utilizing pressurized air so as not to produce any root damage then replaces it with the soil necessary for the plants to thrive.A� Our technology permits us to combine certain soils to meet any requirement.
Contact Red Carpet Landscaping at (203) 212-2498 to schedule a soil and root consult with one of our experts.