Plant Health Care
Best Time for Plant Health Care
The most ideal time for Plant Health Care (PHC) is all year round! There is never a bad time to give your trees the attention they deserve. We want to ensure that your plants, trees, and shrubs are in healthy conditions so that your landscape continues to flourish. Our certified PHC scientist will survey your site for issues related to insects, diseases, and other harmful activity. A treatment plan will then be developed that best suits your plant’s needs. In emergency situations treatment plans may be implemented immediately. Other problems that are not as urgent will have treatment plans that may be applied over a designated course of time. This is all dependent upon what is harming your greenery.
Strengthen Trees and Shrubs
Fertilizing plants is a great way to provide them with fuel and reduce their likelihood of becoming damaged. It is hard to find a happy medium with fertilizing in our area because most plants require different kinds of soils. The most common soil type encountered in the Knoxville and surrounding areas is red clay. Clay is great for absorbing nutrients but can bind them so tightly the plant roots have a hard time picking up the nutrients. A method to decrease this issue is the use of mulch as a fertilizer for clay soils. It allows more oxygen to access the roots, and makes soil nutrients more available. Sometimes, this method can be harmful to plants. We can show you how to mulch your trees and soils to reduce the need for fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides. This will keep your plants healthier in the long run.
Our highly trained PHC scientist will integrate scouting and soil testing to determine what techniques will be best for encouraging healthy growth. Using these evaluation methods will provide a unique approach to managing issues harmful to your landscape environment.
Remedies for Harmful Insects
We have organic and synthetic treatments for nearly ever pest inhabiting eastern TN. Working with you we will develop a strategy to treat your plants. We provide services that can rid your landscape of harmful bugs and insects that negatively affect your greenery. Our PHC specialist will address the situation and formulate a treatment plan that best suits the plant
Neem is a treatment that can be applied as a non-toxic insecticide that disrupts the growth of some insects and causes others to avoid eating plant tissues made bitter by neem oil sprays. It is also an excellent full-spectrum fertilizer filled with minerals.
Emerald Ash Borer – Treatment
Using a preventative insecticide, trees can be protected. Treatment should start as soon as you have a confirmed infestation within 15 miles of your trees.
TRUNK INJECTION – Great option for trees of all size and the fastest way for trees to absorb insecticide.
SOIL INJECTION – This is the preferred treatment for young trees and saplings. It is best that it be applied in early spring or with an increased dosage in the autumn.