Ornamental trees and shrubs as well as landscape plants will add beauty and value to a home. Our program for ornamental trees and shrubs consisting of applications of insecticides and fungicides will protect your investment from damaging insects and diseases. Below is a detailed explanation of our insecticide program for ornamental trees and shrubs.

early spring lawn with ornamental trees in bloom

Please note that the chemical classes or mode of action of how an insecticide works is rotated each treatment to prevent insect resistance with the products used, maximizing results.

Treatment #1

Target Date: Mid March – Early April

Product: Dormant Oil

Purpose: During the winter month’s insect pests such as aphids, mites and scale nest in landscape plants. Coating the plant with an application of dormant oil will block the spiracles through which insects breathe, thus killing them by suffocating them. This is an effective and ecologically friendly way to handle many pests and even some diseases.

Treatment #2

Target Date: Early May

Products: Contact & Systemic Fungicide, Contact Insecticide & Adjuvant

Purpose: Broad spectrum control of most common type of diseases that has begun to grow and control of any leaf chewing insects including bagworm control. An adjuvant is applied to allow more time for the products to soak in.

Treatment #3

Target Date: Early – Mid June

Products: Contact & Systemic Insecticide, Miticide & Adjuvant

Purpose: Additional control of bagworms and more than 180+ insects including Japanese Beetles & Spider Mites. An adjuvant is applied to allow more time for the products to soak in.

Treatment #4

Target Date: Early – Mid July

Products: Contact & Systemic Insecticide & Adjuvant

Purpose: Control of more than 180+ insects including Japanese Beetles. An adjuvant is applied to allow more time for the products to soak in.

Treatment #5

Target Date: Mid August

Products: Contact & Systemic Insecticide & Adjuvant

Purpose: Control of insects targeting the late season large leaf chewing insects. An adjuvant is applied to allow more time for the products to soak in.

If you would like an estimate for our Ornamental Tree and Shrub Program, please call our office at (618) 539-9811 or complete our request estimate form and we will provide you with a quote.

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