Plant Health Care

Strobert’s Plant Care Program ensures the beauty and value of our client’s homes through preventive and curative plant maintenance. We do everything we can to catch plant problems early on and treat them as necessary to protect the landscape you’ve created.

Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care Solutions

  • Deep root tree fertilization
  • Air spading
  • Integrated pest management (IPM)
  • Cambistat growth regulator
  • Dormant oil applications
  • Soil testing
  • Root collar excavations
  • Anti-desiccant sprays
  • Invasive Pest Control Programs
  • Corrective pruning
Plant Health Care

Top 5 diseases

Top 7 pests

Seasonal Upkeep

  • Mid-March through mid-April – The first spring treatment is typically a horticultural oil spray that smothers the pesky overwintering pests and their eggs on your trees and shrubs. This will benefit your rhododendrons, spruce trees, hollies, pine trees, and azaleas.
  • March through May – As the landscape comes to life, it's time to help things along with a late winter/early spring fertilization.
  • April through June – This is the time for fungicide applications to control apple scabs, anthracnose mildew, rust, and other fungal diseases. As with all things horticultural, the timing depends on the weather and generally requires 2 to 3 treatments for reasonable control. The trees and shrubs that will benefit are crab apples, lilacs, hawthorns, dogwoods, magnolias, and sycamores.
  • April through July – Emerald Ash Borer treatments take place during these months. This beetle is a massive concern for northeast ash trees; they should be treated or removed if you have ash on your property.
  • Late May through July – A further insecticide treatment is applied to control early emerging pests, such as leaf miners, lace bugs, and the viburnum leaf beetle.
  • May - Mosquito and tick treatments. These treatments will allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces through the summer.
  • May to September – Japanese beetle, lantern flies, aphids, bagworms, and summer mite treatments are usually applied now.
  • August – If you have elm and/or oak trees, this is the time to treat them for Dutch Elm Disease and/or Oak Wilt – two tree diseases that are fatal if not treated with a preventive application.
  • September through November – Trees and shrubs that weren't fertilized in spring will benefit from fall fertilization to ensure vitality as they head into winter.
  • October- Deer repellent treatments to discourage feeding on your evergreen shrubs through the winter.
  • November – Broadleaf evergreens are given an application of anti-desiccant to protect them from drying out over the winter. Learn more about anti-desiccants and why we recommend using them.
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By identifying the underlying causes of decline or disease and implementing appropriate treatments, such as nutrient supplementation or targeted pest management, professionals can often restore the health and vitality of trees.
Plant Health Care Services

Frequently Asked Questions

What is plant healthcare and why is it important?
Plant healthcare refers to a comprehensive approach to maintaining the health and vitality of trees and plants. It includes regular monitoring, preventive treatments, disease and pest management, fertilization, and other specialized services. Plant healthcare is essential for promoting plant growth, preventing issues, and extending the lifespan of trees and plants.
How do I know if my trees or plants need plant healthcare services?
Signs that indicate the need for plant healthcare services include stunted growth, leaf discoloration, wilting, thinning canopies, pest infestations, fungal infections, and general signs of decline. An arborist or plant healthcare professional can assess the condition of your trees and plants and recommend appropriate treatments.
How can plant healthcare services benefit my trees and plants?
Plant healthcare services provide numerous benefits, including improved plant vigor, enhanced resistance to diseases and pests, early detection and treatment of potential issues, proper nutrient balance, improved flowering and fruiting, and overall long-term health and beauty of trees and plants.
What types of treatments are involved in plant healthcare services?
Plant healthcare treatments can vary based on the specific needs of your trees and plants. They may include regular fertilization, soil amendments, pruning to remove diseased or damaged branches, pest and disease management through targeted treatments, and implementing preventive measures to protect against potential issues.
Are plant healthcare treatments safe for the environment and my family?
Yes, plant healthcare treatments are designed to be safe for the environment, including people, pets, and beneficial organisms. Qualified professionals follow industry best practices and use environmentally friendly products and techniques to ensure the health of your plants while minimizing any potential risks.
How often should I schedule plant healthcare services for my trees and plants?
The frequency of plant healthcare services depends on various factors, such as the tree or plant species, its age, environmental conditions, and the specific needs of your landscape. A professional arborist or plant healthcare provider can create a customized plan that outlines the appropriate timing and frequency of treatments for your specific situation.
Can plant healthcare services help revive a struggling or diseased tree?
Yes, in many cases, plant healthcare services can help revive struggling or diseased trees. By identifying the underlying causes of decline or disease and implementing appropriate treatments, such as nutrient supplementation or targeted pest management, professionals can often restore the health and vitality of trees.
Can I perform plant healthcare treatments myself, or should I hire a professional?
While there are certain plant healthcare tasks that homeowners can undertake, such as basic pruning or watering, it is generally recommended to hire a professional arborist or plant healthcare provider. They have the expertise, knowledge, and specialized equipment to accurately diagnose issues, develop customized treatment plans, and safely administer treatments for optimal results.