Tree & Shrub Care

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Emerald Lawn Care is a full service lawn, tree, and shrub care company. Our ISA Certified Arborists welcome the opportunity to discuss any problems you may be having with your trees and shrubs and will provide a proposal to advise you how to best care for them*. We don’t automatically recommend treatment for your entire landscape but instead take a more conservative approach using preventative applications as appropriate and curative products when an actual issue is identified.  So give us a call today and let us give you a quick education on your trees and shrubs!

*Please note our visit and evaluation is a visual inspection of your property and plant material for the purpose of providing a price for requested services and shall not be considered a tree risk assessment. Emerald Lawn Care makes a reasonable effort to ensure our diagnoses are correct and recommended treatment options are appropriate and applied according to accepted industry guidelines. However, there are no express or implied warranties of merchantability and fitness.

Apple Scab

This fungal disease causes leaves to turn yellow with patches of brown and to drop as early as June, leaving the trees almost bare by August. Since this fungus is only active in the spring, three applications are done 2-3 weeks apart beginning in early spring.

Diplodia/Zimmerman Pine Moth Control

This is a combination fungicide/insecticide application. Diplodia Tip Blight is an overwintering fungal disease that releases spores in spring.  Tips and shoots will begin to show damage mid-summer.  Zimmerman Pine Moth larvae are extremely damaging to pines, tunneling under the bark and causing major limbs to become brittle and break.  Damage can be identified by pale yellow popcorn-like masses of sap at the entry wounds.  Preventative treatment consists of three applications 2-3 weeks apart, starting in late April/early May.

Spring Insecticide

Two treatments are done, beginning with dormant oil followed by an insecticide application to control early season pests such as Euonymus Scale, Pine Needle Scale, and Aphids.

Summer Insecticide

Three applications are done at 3-4 week intervals to control Japanese beetle, aphids, and other damaging pests.  The first application is usually done in early July.

Magnolia Scale

Magnolia trees are treated for scale with two applications designed to target two different life cycle stages:  dormant oil is applied in early spring to control those insects overwintering and a late summer insecticide application targets the crawler stage when it is most vulnerable.

Deep Root Feeding

Deep root feeding provides your trees and shrubs with slow-release fertilizer to promote strong plants, vigorous root development, and active growth.  Treatment is done in the late fall. This service is only done on alternating years. It is not necessary every year. It is also not recommended that plantings less than one year old be root fed.

Antitranspirant Application

Primarily for evergreens but also for some deciduous trees and shrubs, this application provides a protective coating against the wind and/or road salts, which dry out and kill plants.  This is particularly important for evergreens that are newly planted or located close to a road.  Protect those expensive arborvitaes!  One application is usually done mid-November to early December and it is helpful if a second application can be made during a thaw late January to early February.

Dormant Oil

Scale insects can be very difficult to control.  One method that can help eliminate these destructive pests is dormant oil spraying.  As the name implies, lightweight oil is sprayed on the tree and coats the scale that over-winters on the branches.  The oil encases the pest, preventing them from breathing.  The applications are usually made in late fall and/or early spring as close to bud break as possible.

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