This summer has seen a host of insects creating challenges for our plant health care specialists. This list is long and includes lace bugs, bagworms, fall webworm, spider mites, scale, black vine weevil, Japanese beetles, and sawflies. Disease pressure has also been high. Here are a few samples of what we are seeing in the field:
A customized plant health care program is the best way to ensure that your valued plants stay healthy and beautiful for the rest of the season.
With the dog days of summer upon us, trees are struggling to cope with relentless heat and drought conditions. Scorched leaves that fall prematurely are common symptoms of this type of heat stress. If you are noticing these symptoms, consider an ArborKelp® treatment. This 100% natural biostimulant works by increasing cell wall permeability, helping to promote root growth and heighten stress tolerance. Learn more
The high temperatures and high humidity we’ve experienced this summer have led to increased disease pressure on lawns. To reduce the threat of disease on your own lawn SavaLawn recommends adherence to best practices for lawn maintenance. This means mowing at the proper frequency and height, proper irrigation and more. Click here for more information on best practices for summer lawn care. Click here or call (800) 341-8733 to arrange a complimentary consultation with a SavaLawn professional.
Tick populations have exploded this year. According to the TickEncounter Resource Center at the University of Rhode Island, the muggy weather has created prime breeding conditions and, so far, newborn tick counts are up 20 percent from 2012.
Visit the new, SavATree Pet Safety Portal for info and tips on avoiding trouble with ticks. Click to schedule a complimentary consultation with your SavATree arborist or give us a call at (800) 341-8733.
Recent summer heat has deer in search of shrubs and gardens as their needs for water increase. Adult deer consume up to 1 gallon of water per day, and a significant amount of that water comes from the foods they eat. Hosta, Hydrangea, Impatiens, Begonias, and other flowers and shrubs are all particularly attractive to the deer this time of year because of their high water content. Make sure you are taking the proper steps to protect your landscape this Summer from hungry deer.
DeerTech offers a variety of solutions for preventing deer damage at all times of the year, including our patented ultrasonic devices and Three-Circles of Protection program. Our Three-Circles of Protection program utilizes our ultrasonic devices, combined with a timed treatment program, along with regular changes to treatments and sound to keep your landscape looking great year round. We offer treatment options for all times of year to protect against even the most stubborn deer. Contact your arborist now for a complimentary consultation and customized plan based on your landscape needs. Learn more
The Emerald Ash Borer has continued to expand it’s reach and was most recently identified in Iowa and North Carolina. A total of 19 states have now confirmed the presence of this wood-boring beetle that is already responsible for devastating entire populations of Ash trees. Learn more