- Pest management
For controlling the broad range of destructive pests of the trees, we do the trunk injection
or tree implants of systemic insecticides/fungicides. This technique is effective and environmentally friendly.
For controlling pests in small trees, herbs and shrubs, we carefully select organic or least toxic chemicals to spray. All measures will be applied to minimize spray risk to the people and environment.
- Fertility management
It is very common in urban setting that the top soil to be removed or compacted during construction, renovation or during landscape projects which results nutrients being washed away, poor aeration, impenetrable surfaces and also reduce water holding capacity. Another reason why soil is lacking of nutrients is the fact that the nutrient cycle is disrupted when we annually rake of all the leaves and compost them.
The most common method of fertilizing the trees is general broadcast of the granular fertilizers. Generally it goes on the top of the grass. The downfall of this method is that it tends to feed grass roots before it actually gets to the tree roots. Another technique which is common to the homeowner is fertilizer spikes. In this method, the spikes are pushed in to the ground and it is very concentrated amount of fertilizer in one spot and the roots actually have to go to that site to get the nutrients.
Deep root fertilization
Deep root fertilization is the more preferable method where injectable water soluble slow-release fertilizers are injected into the feeder roots zone (4-8 inch deep) in the soil homogenously. Injection starts at approx. 2-3 feet from the root ball and extends the same distance beyond the drip line. One of the reasons we inject the fertilizer just outside the root ball of the tree is that any new roots come out from the tree will be encouraged keep going out to the new soil and get established as quickly as possible.
We carry the best products for deep root fertilization which are specially designed for evergreen and deciduous trees. Besides NPK, our product also contains micronutrients and beneficial microbes. It improves the overall health of the trees and makes the condition favourable around the root area. It also enhances blooms in flowering trees
Timing of Applications
A comprehensive tree and shrub fertilization program should include both early spring and early fall application program. It is recommended that lower nitrogen, higher phosphorous and higher potassium analysis is used for a fall application. A 1:2:2 N-P-K ratio in the fall improves the stress tolerance, winter hardiness and increase carbohydrate storage. A good fertilization in the fall will help a struggling tree to flourish next spring. A spring application ratio of 1:1:1 for deciduous and 3:2:1 ratio for evergreens is ideal.
We offer both fall and spring applications.
Noxious/prohibited weed management