Ornamental plants and shrubs can add an exponential amount of beauty to the outside of your home. And there is no substitute for a tree to give your landscape an extra dimension, beautifying it from up high, providing a majestic appearance to your home. At Great Lakes Landcare Inc. in Flint , we know that you have invested a lot of time and money into picking out and planting these specimens of flora. While the shaping and color selection is critical to the overall appearance, none of it will matter if they are sickened or killed by disease. This is where our tree and shrub care program comes into play. Our versatile staff excels just as much in this aspect of the outside as we do in our lawn care. Purchasing this service is well worth the money. One of the realities of trees and ornamental plants is that if they are killed by disease or pest invasion, they are usually more expensive to replace than sod. If a tree dies that is sizable, it will also take years for the new one to grow enough to give the same shade as its predecessor. Great Lakes Landcare Inc.'s tree and shrub service is an eight step program that begins in March and ends in November. We begin the season with a dormant oil spray. This is focused most heavily on bug prevention. This horticultural oil product will smother eggs that were laid during the previous fall, preventing them from hatching. During the second treatment, when it has presumably gotten warmer outside, the more active growth will be aided by a deep root fertilization. In the case of your trees, it can be injected directly into the trunk, so there is no runoff. This is a relatively new, innovative technology that our staff is adept at applying. The next four treatments will be preventive for insects and fungal diseases. We use various products, dependent on the weather, and also on the species of trees and plants that you have. When autumn arrives, we perform another deep root fertilization of your flora, and the last visit will be another dormant oil treatment, which acts as a preventive measure against adult insects laying their next generation within the plant, or attempt to hibernate themselves. Our horticultural technology of fertilizer injections has another added benefit. In the cases of traditional herbicidal products, an excess of spray in the air can raise environmental concerns. Injecting a weed or fungus killer directly into the trunk eliminates that problem. Tree care can often be overlooked by a homeowner. This is mainly because large trees can usually maintain themselves better than smaller plants, and definitely more so than grass. However, even the largest tree can fall victim to fungal pests or be attacked by bugs, making them vulnerable to other conditions. Proper tree care yields a reward beyond property being aesthetically pleasing. During the warmer months, these tall and majestic trees can provide invaluable shade for your house. This will have the effect of significantly lowering your air conditioning bill. Our horticulturists as well as our certified technicians make up the finest team in the Flint area to make sure your outside ornamental flora is protected from bugs and diseases. We outdo all our competitors in service, and we remain very competitively priced. If you are ready to take your tree and shrub care to the next level, contact us today.