A client of Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape from Arvada, was pleased to hear that when he recently contacted us about eco-friendly tree fertilizers, that we offer a full and comprehensive landscape care options including pruning, insect and disease control, trunk and soil injections, tree growth regulation, supplemental tree watering, lawn fertilization and weed control programs and more.
For more information on how you can better care for your trees and shrubs, read on. We hope this helps.
Tree and Shrub Care in Arvada
If you are seeing dead branches, discolored leaves or lesions on your trees, it may be time to look into treating your trees.
We at Mountain High Tree & Lawn are skilled working with trees and shrubs in Arvada. Our initial inspection of your trees and shrubs is free. We then go over a detailed protection plan with you, and if we feel it’s needed will make recommendations to treat your plants.
Natural Control Option in Arvada
Want to use natural means such as ladybugs to treat your trees? While we do not supply ladybugs, we do offer natural control options.
The Natural Control options include insecticidal soaps, horticultural oils and biologicals to treat your trees and shrubs, paving the way for an eco-friendly environment in your backyard.
Tree and Shrub Fertilization in Arvada
Fertilizers like the Natural Control option are vital to ensuring that your trees and shrubs get the care they need and deserve.
Fertilizers are even more important in our Front Range areas like Arvada because it can be dry and the area is generally lacking in important soil nutrients such as nitrogen and iron. We often think of our neighborhood as an urban area, but we have to remember that not that long ago this entire area was nothing but native grasses. Almost all the trees have been brought in, and thus are not native to this area.
You may need to consider fertilization if you find that your trees’ leaves are a lighter green or are yellowing.
Environmentally Sensitive Fertilizers in Arvada
At Mountain High Tree & Lawn, we feature slow-release fertilizers that is not only environmentally more friendly, but can also last longer than traditional fertilizers.
Our slow-release fertilizer can benefit your trees for up to two years. On top of that, it’s more likely to be absorbed completely into your trees and shrubs instead of running off into nearby soils and groundwater before it can be totally used by the target tree and shrubs.
There’s also Mycorrhizae fungus, which is an interesting natural root bio-stimulant. This fungus grows on your tree’s roots and expands the root’s surface area, allowing for better water and nutrient absorption.
It’s also important to treat the “critical root zone” of your trees and shrubs, which extends from the trunk to at least the drip line. This is a pivotal part of plant systems. You can be sure that we will treat this area for you if you seek our help.
Tree Growth Regulator in Arvada
If your trees are becoming unmanageable and too big or too close to your house, you may want to look into our Cambistat tree growth regulator that lasts for 3 years
This soil applied plant growth regulator reduces tree growth between 30 and 60%, allowing for more energy to be put into less tree. Its benefits, in addition to growth reduction, include improved drought and heat stress resistance, and higher tolerance to insects and diseases.
Arvada Tree and Shrub Diseases
We at Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape protect your trees from various diseases common in Arvada, including Fire Blight, Powdery Mildew, Cytospora Canker, Dutch Elm Disease, Leaf Spot and Anthracnose.
If your trees’ branches are dying, their leaves are turning brown, or the tips of their branches are beginning to curve oddly, these could all be signs that your trees have been infected.
In terms of Aspen trees, in particular, you may see a puss-like, sappy substance oozing from the tree bark.
Insect and Pest Control in Arvada
From Aphids to Spider Mites, there are plentiful insects that may pose a problem for your trees and shrubs if not controlled. We haven’t spotted the Emerald Ash Borer in Arvada yet – but it has established itself in nearby Boulder.
The Emerald Ash Borer and the Ips Engraver Beetle are hard to control once they show up on your trees, so it may be a good idea to take preventative measures beforehand with these pests.
Other pests are easier to control, but still make sure you get some help to control them early before they become hard to manage (we can help at Mountain High Tree & Lawn).
Signs of insect infestations include: the crowns of your trees are noticeably thinning, dead branches are appearing and your trees’ leaves are becoming sticky or drippy.
For more on the Emerald Ash Borer, visit our dedicated webpage at https://www.mountainhightree.com/plant-health-care/#eab. We have three different preventative treatments to ensure these little guys don’t make their beds in your yard.
Tree Trunk and Soil Injections in Arvada
One way to control insects is to do tree trunk and soil injections.
At Mountain High Tree & Lawn, we’ve found that these control options can not only be very effective and long lasting, but are friendlier to our environment and surrounding plants.
Supplemental Tree Watering Schedules in Arvada
Arvada is a generally dry atmosphere, which means periodic supplemental watering may be needed for your trees and shrubs to keep them happy and healthy.
A good way to test if your plants need treatment is to dig into the surrounding soil to about four inches. If the soil is dry at that depth, it’s a sign that your soil – and, thus, your tree roots – aren’t getting enough moisture.
Our arborists at Mountain High Tree & Lawn include special soil conditioners and water softeners in our water that help loosen up hard soils and allow for better water permeation. We will make sure winter dehydration isn’t a factor with your trees and shrubs.
Arvada Tree and Shrub Monitoring
Last but not least, make sure you are regularly monitoring your plants for damaging pests.
Careful monitoring throughout the year allows for treatments to be applied only when needed, limiting the need for unnecessary applications.
Our arborists at Mountain High Tree & Lawn are happy to help you monitor your trees and shrubs to ensure they are always healthy and thriving.