Plant Health Care: A Prescription for Curb Appeal
Side effects of Plant Health Care include abundant growth and admiration
Staying healthy takes work. From eating right to exercising, getting enough sleep and managing stress, good health doesn’t happen automatically. The same is true for plants and trees. When it comes to maintaining a vibrant landscape, Plant Health Care is the answer.
How does Plant Health Care work?
Plant Health Care is a program prescribed by your landscape professional and tailored to the needs of your property to maintain or restore the health of your landscape. Here’s how it works:
- Your landscape’s major trees and shrubs are evaluated and inventoried, making note of the species, size, and location.
- If any diseases, pests, or structural problems are detected, one of our certified arborists or plant health care specialists will advise on the best course of action.
- A cost-effective management plan is developed according to your landscape’s specific needs, using the most environmentally sensitive treatments and practices available.
One of the many benefits of a Plant Health Care program is that treatments are evaluated for their effect on your landscape as a whole, not just individual plants or trees. A treatment applied to a tree, for instance, can affect surrounding grass or plants. A Plant Health Care program takes these interdependencies into account.
How do I know if Plant Health Care is right for me?
When your plants and trees are in top form, they’re better able to resist disease and pests. Plant Health Care is a cost-effective way to guard against costly removals or renovations down the line.
For landscapes already in decline, implementing a plant health care program can help stop the downward spiral and begin to nurse your landscape back to health. Symptoms such as discolored leaves, hazardous dead or dying branches, early leaf drop, early fall color, or visible pests can be a sign it’s time to act. However, plant health care programs aren’t just for landscapes in need of some TLC. Even healthy landscape can benefit. In addition to reaping the valuable preventative benefits, Plant Health Care can optimize a landscape’s growth and help it reach its full potential.
Is a Plant Health Care program costly?
Not necessarily. Plant Health Care programs are tailored to each property specifically, so costs can vary. Recommendations may be as simple as adjusting your irrigation schedule, amending soil or targeted treatments for key areas or trees. Further, Plant Health Care programs are designed to be flexible, meaning they’ll be adjusted over time as your needs change. Following a site visit and assessment, your Plant Health Care Specialist will prescribe a plan that helps you meet your goals and fits within your budget.