Tree and Shrub Beautification
Trees require nutrients to live and thrive. When one or more of these nutrients are deficient in the soil, the tree will not reach its full landscape potential, will be more susceptible to disease and insect problems, and will have a shorter life than a similar, well-fertilized tree.
Countless insects live on, in, and around trees - many are harmless, while others can cause fatal damage. Caterpillars and beetles make up the largest proportion of chewing insect that can damage your ornamental. Once chewing insects are present, controlling movement up and down the stem with ArtScape's systemic insecticide can interrupt the life=cycles and kill the insects.
Prevention is important as well, and ArtScape will help in that prevention with a coating of Horticultural Oil. Aphids, caterpillar eggs, mites, scale, spider mites and white flies are the most common targets of Horticultural Oil. Oil based pesticides are an effective and ecologically friendly way to handle many garden insect pests and even some diseases.
In many cases certain diseases will target a specific type of tree or shrub. In other cases they can be weather related and when triggered by the weather they will attack different varieties of plants. With certain types of trees and shrubs that we know they are susceptible to fungus, we try to prevent the disease from attacking by applying disease control products on a regular basis.