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You have invested a lot of time and money into your landscape and a substantial part of that investment is in your trees and shrubs. Like your lawn, most trees and shrubs need proper care in order to thrive. Many types of shrubs and trees in the Northern Utah and Southern Idaho area are susceptible to disease, pest problems, and more. That’s where the experts at Specialized Pest Control & Lawn Care come in. We offer tree and shrub care services designed to keep your yard healthy and green all summer long!

Tree & Shrub Services for Insects and Disease

We offer both systemic and foliar tree and shrub treatments for damaging insects to keep them at bay. Pests can defoliate, kill, or make trees drip unsightly and messy sap and honeydew. Tree disease and fungal problems can also be an issue in our area and at times difficult to diagnose. Let us help you figure out what the problem is and provide a correct tree disease treatment for you. If you have one or any of these problems, or you just want to prevent problems, call us and we will design a tree and shrub program that works for you.

Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization for Trees & Shrubs

One of the best tree and shrub care services is deep root fertilization. Here’s what to know about this service:

  • Deep root fertilization is critical to feed your trees and shrubs the nutrients they need to keep that green color all summer long and improve their overall health. 
  • This also speeds up the establishment, development, and rate of growth on newly planted and young trees. 
  • Not only does it feed them in a superior way but it also provides some aerification for the soil decreasing compaction and letting the roots develop better. 
  • This should be done on a yearly basis to keep them healthy and looking their best all year long. 
  • A systemic tree and shrub pest control product can also be combined with this treatment to help protect the trees.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tree and Shrub Care

You can keep trees and shrubs healthy by pruning them properly and making sure that they are getting enough water and sunlight. Also, keep an eye out for any diseases, decaying growth, or fungus. There are many different diseases that can cause trees and shrubs to quickly deteriorate.
There are a few different ways to tell if a tree is dying:
  • If it develops a heavy lean to one side
  • If it has become home to lots of insects and fungal growth
  • If you notice lots of dead wood on the tree
  • If there are much fewer leaves left than usual
  • If the bark is darkening and becoming brittle
These are all signs that your tree needs to be attended to sooner rather than later. Try to identify the source of decay as soon as possible and notify your local lawn care company.
In general, shrubs and trees that bloom on new growth should be pruned in the late winter or early spring, and those that bloom on old growth should be pruned in the late summer, after their flowers fade away. Either way, make sure to prune on a dry day to prevent the newly-pruned plant from developing waterborne diseases.
If you notice that your tree is dying of an observable disease, you can attempt to use shears to remove damaged portions of the tree. Taking out too much of the tree could cause the tree to die as well, so you must be careful. You can rely on experienced lawn care experts to save your tree using top-tier equipment and regional expertise.
It is best to prune your trees in the winter time when growth is at a halt. This will allow them to come into their own in the spring with lush, healthy growth. It will also decrease the chances of your tree developing some fungal diseases or harboring large insect populations.
Some restorative pruning in the late winter or early spring will rejuvenate your bushes and promote healthy growth before everything starts to bloom. Cutting back too heavily could render your plants unable to produce flowers for years, though. You can talk to your local lawn care specialists to determine the right length to trim your bushes to.
Tree fungi take many different forms. Fungal appearance can range from discoloration and slight deterioration of leaves to full-blown brightly colored growth emerging out of tree trunks. The more dangerous types of fungi can break down an entire tree over time, so watch out for unusual growth on the trees in your yard.
Tree diseases can be caused by a number of factors. Most commonly, drought, root damage, and overcrowding cause diseases in trees. Some of the most usual tree diseases are:
  • Rusts: Fungal diseases that leave yellowish-orange coloration on leaves and needles. These are rarely threatening to the tree’s overall health.
  • Leaf spots: Ranging in color from brown, to purple, to red, leaf spots and “tar spots” leave unsightly blemishes on a tree’s leaves, but don’t compromise the overall health of the tree.
  • Mildew: One of the most recognizable tree diseases, powdery mildew shows up in extended smells of warm dry weather and leaves white powdery splotches of fungus across leaves.

Specialized’s Tree and Shrub Program

It can be overwhelming to take proper care of the many trees and shrubs you have in your residential or commercial property yard. At Specialized, we have the experience needed to keep your trees and shrubs free of the many threats against it. If you want to learn more about our tree and shrub services or set up an appointment, contact our experts today!

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