Ornamental plants and shrubs can add an exponential amount of beauty to the outside of your home. And there is nothing like a tree to give an extra dimension to your landscape, 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. Though the strategic shaping and placement is vital to the picture, 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 with our lawn care services. 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 a judicious preventive step. This horticultural oil product will smother eggs that had been placed there in the previous autumn, preventing them from hatching. On our second visit, when the weather has presumably warmed, 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, which will prevent 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. During the fall, we perform another deep root fertilization of your flora, and the final visit will be that of another application of dormant oil, which will act as a guard against adult bugs to lay the next generation of eggs inside, or attempt to hibernate themselves. Our horticultural technology of fertilizer injections has another added benefit. When it comes to traditional herbicides, an excess of spray in the air can cause an environmental problem. 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, rendering them less capable to fight any disease. Proper tree care yields a reward beyond property being aesthetically pleasing. When warm weather arrives, large and healthy trees are able to provide your home with valuable shade. 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, at a very competitive price. If you are ready to take your tree and shrub care to the next level, give us a call today.