Ornamental Tree Care for Lexington Landscapes
Kentucky Professional Turf Services Lawn Care also provides its customers with Tree Care Programs based on sound Plant Health Care management practices. Plant Health Care closely parallels human health management systems in that it stresses early detection of problems, frequent monitoring, preventative care and the use of diverse treatment options.
In designing a custom Plant Health Care program for your property, our representative will carefully evaluate the overall health of your plants and base all recommendations on the specific needs of each of these plants.
Some of the components of Plant Health Care may involve fertilization, insect and disease management, proper pruning, proper mulching and proper watering.
Our trained staff will provide you with the most cost effective and environmentally friendly methods for maintaining the overall health & beauty of your valuable landscape plantings.
Integrated Pest Management
Our plant health care programs are based on the theory of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
With IPM, a trained individual will inspect your plants and will only treat the plants if and when there is a need. This is a big change from the practices of the past (which some companies still follow) where the technician will simply 'blanket spray' all trees & shrubs if they need the treatment or not, just in case. This is wasteful and could harm our environment.
IPM is much more environmentally friendly than blanket spraying. The trick to IPM is having the right people, with the proper training to spot those problems that do arise.
Mention insect and disease management and most people immediately think of spraying. Spraying is certainly an important part of managing insects & diseases, however, with an IPM program, many other things must be considered when looking at the plant as a whole. Things like proper fertilization, watering practices, proper pruning and mulching all contribute to keeping a plant healthy.