Pests and Diseases - Irrigation, Landscape Lighting, Tree Services
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Identifying Pests and Diseases

The following pathogens are a few of the most common that we see and actively look for. The key to positive plant outcomes is early detection, which is why our plant health care services include regular inspections. Sometimes early detection is complicated by secondary infections, environmental stresses, or overlapping symptoms.

Click on each pest or disease to learn more about it. If you have specific concerns or need help identifying the source of your plant’s symptoms contact us today.

Treating Pests and Diseases

Commonly recommended (and outdated) pest and disease control measures often include soil drenches. Soil drenches waste a lot of product while killing beneficial fungi (mycelia), microbes, and insects in the soil.

We don’t spray trees unless we absolutely have to. Spraying can be one of the most wasteful delivery methods, which also increases environmental impact. Soil drenches are likewise not a preferred method unless the tree is too small for direct injection.

When it comes to treating pests and diseases within your landscape the right way, our plant health care services use the very best techniques, like the Arbor-Jet system. We use these techniques to make sure we’re only using the smallest dosages possible, never wasting any.

Before treating any trees, it’s essential to get to the root cause. Plants become susceptible to infection when they’re not healthy or are environmentally stressed. Let’s treat the problem (which often is in the roots and soil), not just the pest symptom. Creating a healthy environment (sometimes utilizing our Air Spade) reduces the chances we even need to administer medicines.