In their natural forest environment, plants have access to every element needed for optimum health. Plants in yards may not have the same benefits. In fact, they face more stressors and competition, with less naturally occurring nutrients and defenses.
With a plant health care (PHC) program, your landscape is managed holistically with routine monitoring and preventative treatments. The PHC program is comprehensive and takes the entire property into account.
Even though trees are the dominant feature of a home landscape, it also shares the same area with the grass, shrubs, and other plants. So. the care of each plant in a landscape can affect the health of every plant in that landscape.
Our total plant health care approach combines preventative and therapeutic treatments to provide residential trees and shrubs with everything they need to thrive.
Gain more insight on the 5 key areas of plant health care below!
Healthy Soils grow healthy trees and plants
Trees in our landscape frequently suffer from a lack of nutrients. In the forest, trees enjoy the benefits of nutrient-rich soil from decomposing leaves.
In our yard, we remove fallen leaves, twigs, and bark. While this keeps our yard tidy, it also prevents these beneficial nutrients from being recycled into the soil. Plus, trees and other plants are often surrounded by grass, which outcompetes trees for available nutrients and water.
Loosening compacted soil can improve your lawn.
We run, play, walk, and enjoy our yard constantly. All that foot traffic, along with lawn mowers and construction projects, creates soil compaction. And if your house was recently built; you will most likely see this problem.
Compacted soil leads to stressed soil, crushed root, and restricted root growth.
Root systems are vital for a plant’s health and soil structure.
As trees grow, their expansive roots run into obstacles. Roots often spread well beyond the edges of its canopy. Then, they begin to run into barriers, such as buildings, roads, and sidewalks, that limit root growth.
>> Start to improve your soil health with a soil test to understand its characteristics!
Early detection is key to the health of your trees.
Pests and diseases can be a huge threat to the health and beauty of your landscape, especially if left untreated!
Proactive monitoring is essential to quickly diagnose and treat (or manage) the issue to restore your green assets back to good health.
Here are a few resources to help you identify and treat a few common tree pests and diseases:
Regularly check your trees for signs of stress from physical damage.
And these types of injuries can interrupt a tree's spread of water and nutrients, which negatively impact the tree’s long-term health.
>> Ready to boost your trees' health? Schedule a free tree inspection with your local arborist.