Residential Plant Health Care

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A landscape, whether it’s the one in our suburban backyard, or on privately owned acreage, is an investment for the future. Making sure these investments last requires regular maintenance. It’s very rewarding to see our trees and gardens bear the fruits of our labors. It is equally frustrating to see our plants wilting for seemingly no reason. To prevent the latter, it helps to have a proper residential plant health care plan.

What does residential plant health care involve?

Plant health care isn’t just something to do after our garden shows signs of a problem! It starts the moment you plant anything, with proper plant selection, with good soil. Watering when necessary is essential, as is corrective pruning, and careful observation. Pests and disease are preventable things if you regularly tend to your plants. A watering plan allows you to hydrate your trees, even during drought conditions. Inspecting a tree for water sprouts to prune ensures it stays healthy.

However, even with the best care possible, we wake up one day to discover the signs of something amiss. Our plants are wilting, the leaves of your trees are browning earlier than usual. Pests find a way through even the best preparations at times. And this is the other half of residential plant health care: dealing with the problems we find.

With careful observation, you determine the full extent of the problem. Is it a fungal infection? Are slugs chewing away at your garden? Have insects begun boring into your tree? It could also be something as simple as not watering enough, or it could be an issue with the soil itself. What you discover about your trees and gardens decides what to do next.

Understandably, many people do want to take care of their own gardens and trees. However, even with lots of research, it is possible to do a lot more harm than good.  If you want to make sure your trees and plants get the best care possible, you should contact professionals. You should contact Fallen Leaf Tree Management.

Fallen Leaf’s residential plant health care services involve:

  • Tree and shrub fertilization
  • Soil analysis and amendments
  • Pest and disease control
  • Nuisance fruit abatements
  • Drought and water management services
  • Tree pruning
  • Tree removal
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Is it a disease? A pest? Both?!

Before you can determine whether your tree has a pest or disease issue (biotic disorder), you should have a professional arborist inspect your trees and garden. When trees show signs of decline or stress of different types, it may not always be a pest or a disease present. A lot of the time it is an environmental issue (abiotic disorder), like a nutrient deficiency or an irrigation issue that is the problem. Abiotic disorders can lead to secondary pest and disease issues if they are not dealt with correctly.

It is easy to look at certain symptoms of stress, and completely misdiagnose the problem. This often leads to solutions that end up causing more damage to a landscape. The best way to avoid this is to get the opinion of a qualified arborist. It may seem like maintaining your landscape by yourself will save money. However, even one mistake is costly to fix, a mistake that could be prevented entirely by getting a pro on the job.

Have Fallen Leaf Tree Management take a look at your landscape!

We are very proud of the environmentally friendly and effective system we have created to protect and cure your trees of insect and disease. If you are experiencing signs of stress or evidence of insect or disease in your trees or shrubs we will first diagnose the problem. We’ll perform a combination of visual inspection, soil and tissue sample analysis, and from there we can offer you a series of solutions.

We work with long term approaches when it comes to residential plant health care. We understand that healthy soils make healthy trees. Healthy trees are less susceptible to disease and pests, and have more natural resources to remain healthy. Diagnosis, monitoring, timing and application of solutions are what set us apart.

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