When you need a lawn care company to prevent, diagnose, or manage issues with trees or shrubs, Landworks is here to help with preventative programs as well as treatment plans. In this post we will discuss ways to promote healthy trees and shrubs as well as signs and symptoms of a few common health problems.
The first step to having healthy trees and shrubs is to plant them in places with optimal sun exposure and soil type for the varieties you’re planting. Having a professional lawn care company install your trees and shrubs ensures that they will not only be well placed, but planted according to best practices for plant health. Mulching protects the plants from lawn equipment as well as suppressing weeds and helping with moisture control. Making sure your trees and shrubs get the right amount of water and fertilizer also helps them to resist pests and diseases.
Properly timed pruning and trimming helps ensure attractive, healthy, productive plants. The correct time for pruning deciduous shrubs is determined by the plant’s growth habit, bloom time, and health or condition, so it requires some experience to time correctly. A lawn care company like Landworks can save you a lot of time and money by creating a pruning and maintenance schedule specifically for the trees and shrubs on your property.
Common signs of distress in trees and shrubs are unseasonable leaf or needle dropping, yellowing or brown leaves, dying branches, and galls or visible pests. The most likely cause of trees or shrubs losing leaves or needles before fall is underwatering. Other causes can be insects, fungus, or bacterial infection. The most common cause of discolored leaves is too much or not enough water. If the older leaves are turning yellow and the new leaves are very light green, it could be due to a nitrogen deficiency. This could also be caused by pests like spider mites. Spotted leaves are usually caused by a fungus or bacteria, best diagnosed by a professional lawn care company.
You are likely to notice the damage from pests before you see the bugs themselves, but some are more obvious than others. Bagworms are caterpillars that make distinctive spindle-shaped bags, and do the most damage on evergreens where their bags are often mistaken for part of the plant. Spider mites are tiny but develop huge colonies underneath leaves, leaving white spots and sometimes small webs. Japanese beetles consume leaves between the veins, leaving a lacy, skeleton-like structure behind. A lawn care company like Landworks can help you to identify and control whatever pests may be causing issues for your trees and shrubs.
With two certified chemical applicators, two Landscape Industry Certified Technicians, and a Landscape Industry Certified Manager, Landworks has the experts you need to keep your whole lawn healthy and beautiful. For more information about landscaping and lawn care services, call Landworks, Inc. at (913) 422-9300. For a free quote, click here.