We at Mountain High Tree, Lawn & Landscape find that many of our clients would like to care for their trees and shrubs while simultaneously caring about the surrounding environment and beneficial insects.
A client of ours in the Denver Tech Center, Greenwood Village area, recently brought an interesting case to us. Our client had sprayed his own trees, and while they were doing fine, his wife’s flowers near the trees seemed to be declining.
As trusted arborists, we had an idea why this was happening, so we went to inspect our client’s yard free of charge to get to the root of the issue.
Read on for what we found to be the cause, as well as some other information on tree care we hope you’ll find useful.
Tree and Shrub Care in Greenwood Village
Before we continue, we at Mountain High Tree & Lawn first want to extend an invitation. If you read the following and find that you are in need of some tree care, give us a call and we’ll inspect your trees free of charge and then come up with a plan to your liking. OK, now to the juicy stuff.
Tree Trunk and Soil Injections in Greenwood Village
What happened to our client is that he had sprayed his trees and the material had drifted onto his wife’s neighboring flowers. This, in turn, ended up affecting her flowers.
At Mountain High Tree & Lawn can use various techniques to ensure that the surrounding area isn’t adversely affected.
Natural Control Option in Greenwood Village
In a similar vein, you may want to check out our Natural Control option.
These options substitutes traditional pesticides for insecticidal soaps, horticultural oils and biologicals, which are better for the environment.
When it comes to tree treatments, our level of care and concern extends beyond your trees to the big picture.
Environmentally Sensitive Fertilization Programs in Greenwood Village
First off, if you are looking for more environmentally sensitive fertilization programs, know that there is a big difference in fertilizers, and how they are utilized by the plants.
We not only can include Mycorrhizae, a naturally occurring beneficial fungus to treat your roots (it expands the surface area of your roots, allowing for better water and nutrient permeation), but we also offer a slow-release fertilizer that can benefit tree for up to two years, and do not cause unhealthy growth surges.
Tree and Shrub Fertilization in Greenwood Village
When it comes to tree and shrub fertilizers, there are a couple things to note right off the bat.
First, if your trees’ leaves are yellowing, they may have some sort of mineral deficiency.
Second, this is common for the Greenwood Village area. Sometimes areas may be naturally lacking in several important nutrients, including iron, zinc, boron and manganese.
In this regard, we treat your trees and shrubs with the proper nutrients and elements to ensure they are getting what they are lacking.
If you are interested in tree and shrub fertilization, check out our dedicated webpage at https://www.mountainhightree.com/plant-health-care/tree-shrub-fertilization/.
Greenwood Village Tree and Shrub Disease Control
Common types of tree disease in Greenwood Village include Fire Blight (a bacterial disease), which affects Apple, Crabapple, Hawthorne, Pear and others. Powdery Mildew often affects both Lilacs and Roses. Cytospora Canker (another fungus) often affects Aspen and Spruce, among others.
In the case of Fireblight, be on the lookout for branches that have curved tips or discolored leaves and dead leaves. Cytospora systems are very different on Aspen (brown sticky dripping, or sunken off color cankers), then on Spruce(white Pusey looking wounded areas on the branches)
After hail storms, trees can be exposed to various diseases due to the natural wounds they sustain from the weather.
Greenwood Village Insect and Pest Control
Insects and pests find trees to be delightful to burrow into, much to the chagrin of many residents in the Greenwood Village area.
Aphids, Spider Mites and other foliage insects can cause the thinning of tree crowns, while also making your leaves sticky and drippy.
Japanese Beetles have been known to make an appearance or two and can feed on a multiple of plant varieties. Virginia creeper and other vines, along with roses are among their favorites.
And Emerald Ash Borers (not yet known to have moved from Boulder) and Ips Engraver Beetles, well, let’s just say the best treatment is preventing them from entering your property entirely.
We at Mountain High Tree & Lawn are happy to assist with all of these bugs that bug you.
For more on the destructive Emerald Ash Borer, check out our dedicated webpage at https://www.mountainhightree.com/plant-health-care/#eab.
Supplemental Tree Watering Schedules in Greenwood Village
The interesting thing about Greenwood Village is that we can see the mountains off in the distance but that doesn’t change the fact that we are living in a semi-arid area.
Because Greenwood Village is a high planes desert, many trees don’t get the moisture they need. In fact, most of the trees along the Front Range are not native and have been imported for other areas.
That’s why supplemental watering is so important.
At Mountain High Tree & Lawn our supplemental tree watering includes yuccah, a natural soil conditioner and water softener that helps plants better uptake and utilize the needed water.
In terms of preventative steps you can take, check the soil moisture four inches below the surface once a month throughout the year. If it’s dry down there, you may want to think about adding some water or contacting our arborists.
Tree and Shrub Monitoring in Greenwood Village
Monitoring your trees and shrubs is so important. Look for signs of insect or disease damage. As mentioned this can include brown, discolored or distorted leaves. Learn to only treat when pests are at damaging levels.
Not only does it ensure your yard is green and healthy, but it also ensures that you don’t have to use as many pesticides later, leading to a better environment.
And, of course, if you need our help monitoring your prized trees and shrubs, we are there for you.
Tree Growth Regulator in Greenwood Village
Sometimes trees are planted in areas they’ll outgrow. We have treatments to help regulate growth. Cambistat, a soil applied plant growth regulator, has other positive attributes that also enhance health and vigor. Give us a call to discuss.