Boxwood/Broad-leaf Evergreen Program
Broadleaf Evergreens to include boxwood, laurel bushes, hollys, etc, were significantly damaged from last year's winter. But the winter was not the only thing that damaged these plants. Everything that weakens the plant or puts stress on the plant had a role to play. This includes insects, mites, various fungus, and weather. We have developed a plan to keep the evergreens as healthy as possible.
The plan is to treat for the insects, mites, and funguses in a 4 step program. The applications also include a variety of insecticides, miticides and fungicides using various techniques to include foliar and systemic. Finally we apply a winter transfilm or wilt proof at the end to help keep moisture within the plant and drying out.
However this is not the only answer to keep these plants healthy. Proper pruning is vital to include pruning out all the brown or dead down to the base of the plant and then cleaning out all debris from the base of the plant. This removes the fungal spores. The overall plan is to keep these plants as healthy as possibly by reducing the known stressors to the plants.
Sprays and Injections for various tree and shrub scale issues to include: Calico, Lecanium, Magnolia, and Euonymus.
Emerald Ash Borer
If you have and Ash tree, or think you have an ash tree you may want to give us a call or send us an email to evaluate your tree(s). The Emerald Ash Borer is in the Lexington area and it will be making its presence known in the near future. Mr. Green Thumb has been busy the past couple of years injecting numerous ash trees in the Lexington and surrounding areas with a specialty product called Tree Age. Tree Age is injected directly into the tree for immediate uptake. This is the product of choice in the defense of the Emerald Ash Borer on our ash trees. Tree Age protects the trees for over two(2) years. We will be injecting ash trees during the spring and summer. I recommend getting the Tree Age into the trees system as soon as possible to get the insecticide throughout the tree. If your tree is attacked and 50% of the canopy is lost, it is too late for the tree. Once again this is all preventative and injections work best on a healthy tree.
Deep Root Fertilization
Deep root fertilization is a process where a high quality nutrient solution is injected into the root zone of trees. The materials are injected into the root zone under pressure which helps aerate or provide much needed oxygen to the root system. The soil injection begins just below the surface and goes to a depth of twelve to fourteen inches. Soil injection sites are placed two to three feet apart in a grid pattern under the canopy area and beyond the drip line.