Are your trees and shrubs growing? They may be living, but not thriving – because there is an insect or disease that is slowly sapping the life out of it. If that’s the case, a Tree and Shrub Care program from Groundhog Turf Care is just what the doctor ordered!
Trees are different than turf grass. Trees and shrubs have their own special types of insects that attack them. As a result, there is special classification and licensing in New Hampshire for insect and disease control on ornamental plants. The Groundhog Turf Care technician who comes to your house has this license – but more importantly, these techs know what problems to look for on your landscape plants.
We look for problems! Rather than just cover-spraying your trees and shrubs, Groundhog Turf Care’s approach is more selective. Insects feed on certain plants at certain times of the year. Accurately-timed sprays are the best way to control them. Foliar fungus on shrubs often originate from the ground underneath the plant. We provide a soil-soak fungicide at the time when the foliar disease is most active. Simply spraying the leaves is not enough!
You can’t get this at the garden center. Some insects and diseases are vascular – that is, they live and feed underneath the bark of the tree. They cannot be controlled with a foliar spray. And they are usually devastating, killing the tree quickly. These insects are:
- Bronze Birch Borer
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Asian Longhorned Beetle
Vascular tree diseases, also difficult to control through foliar sprays, include:
- Apple Scab
- Powdery Mildew
Groundhog Turf Care will provide trunk injections of highly potent insecticides and fungicides to stop these pests quickly before they kill your tree, or begin to spread to other trees. You can’t get this at a garden center!
A mature landscape brings value to any property. Protect your investment! Call Groundhog Turf Care today!