At REAL GREEN LLC we know how valuable your
investment in your landscape is, but what do you do to protect your investment
after your plants are in the ground, and what is the proper way to care for
Not everyone that sells you plants, or installs them for you has the extra expertise that you need. Our experienced staffs Arborist and Applicators are here for you to answer any questions you might have. We offer a wide variety of plant health care, pest and disease control to keep your landscape healthy and green year round.
Programs we offer:
• Deep root feeding:
Many tree services offer deep root feeding for trees. You may ask yourself “if the tree looks okay to me, why should I pay to have the roots fed?” The fact is the tree may look good to you and still be sickening. Often trees do not show signs of illness that the non-professional can recognize until it is too late.
Deep root feeding is especially important in lawns and landscapes where leaves are removed that would normally compost and feed the roots of the tree.
Time matters in deep root feeding. When fertilizer is applied, it will affect what part of the tree develops and when. Deep root feeding in the spring will encourage tip and leaf growth. Feeding in the summer encourages wood production. Fertilizing in the fall develops roots.
WHY USE Real Green LLC?
Deep root fertilizing is a process in which a large spike is plunged into the tree’s root ball and fertilizer is pressure pumped through the spike into the soil. Though any homeowner can go to Home Depot and buy a special attachment for their hose that will deliver a soluble form of nitrogen to their tree’s roots, it will not deliver the volume, potency or other beneficial nutrients that a professional with right rig will. The higher the pressure, the greater the spread of nutrients throughout the root system. More important, Real Green LLC uses mixtures that are made up of two thirds nitrogen that will break down slowly and one third soluble nitrogen that is immediately absorbable. This means the tree will continue to be fed throughout the year, while the majority of consumer packaged tree fertilizers will only feed the tree in the short term.
• Plant Health Care Scouting Program:
Every home landscape is unique, so there is no standard PHC
program. Plant Health Care programs do have features in common, however. First,
PHC involves monitoring tree and shrub health. This step allows problems to
be detected and managed before they become serious. The monitoring may be as
simple as annual visits to check on a few special trees in your landscape, or
it may involve more frequent quarterly or monthly inspections of all your trees
and shrubs. The monitoring frequency and complexity of your PHC program depend
on the size and diversity of your landscape as well as your particular landscape
Second, if problems or potential problems are detected or anticipated during a monitoring visit, your arborist will develop solutions. The solution could be a simple change in your lawn irrigation schedule—many trees are kept too moist—or more detailed suggestions, such as pruning or spot applications of pesticides.
Finally, PHC involves you, the client. Your arborist will give you information about your trees and shrubs. This information ensures that decisions are made that address your concerns and are appropriate to your landscape budget and goals. Information may be provided through a variety of means. Obviously, discussions and answering questions are important means of conveying information, but many PHC programs include written recommendations after each monitoring visit. Plant Health Care is a program tailored to the needs of the client and his or her trees and shrubs.
•Disease and Insect Control:
Three things are required for a disease to develop:
• the presence of a pathogen (the disease-causing agent)
• plant susceptibility to that particular pathogen
• an environment suitable for disease development
Plants vary in susceptibility to pathogens. Many disease-prevention programs focus on the use of pathogen-resistant plant varieties. Even if the pathogen is present and a susceptible plant host is available, the proper environmental conditions must be present over the correct period of time for the pathogen to infect the plant.
Diseases can be classified into two broad categories: those caused by infectious or living agents (diseases) and those caused by noninfectious or nonliving agents (disorders).
Some insects can cause injury and damage to trees and shrubs.
By defoliating trees or sucking their sap, insects can retard plant growth.
By boring into the trunk and branches, they interfere with sap flow and weaken
the tree structure. Insects may also carry some plant diseases. In many cases,
however, the insect problem is secondary to problems brought on by a stress
disorder or pathogen
Insects may be divided into three categories according to their method of feeding: chewing, sucking, or boring. Insects from each group have characteristic patterns of damage that will help you determine the culprit and the proper treatment. Always consult a Real Green LLC if you have any doubt about the nature of the insect problem or the proper treatment.
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