Healthy plants begin with healthy soils. Fertilization is just one component of the whole equation. Adjusting soil pH and ensuring adequate organic matter is present are also key to healthy soils. For plants in urban and suburban soils, Design Tree Maintenance can simulate the optimal conditions for growth found in nature. In fact, our proprietary soil treatment process combines all the above into a single treatment to achieve this goal.
When a homeowner prefers a natural-based approach to the maintenance of their yard, we have affective solutions to manage tree and shrub health. Not only do we offer organic tree fertilizer, but naturally-based insect and disease management programs as well. This type of tree care requires a skilled and committed arborist that fully understands the needs of the landscape.
As part of our approach to tree care, regular inspections allow our arborists to identify issues early so that treatments can be timed appropriately. Timing is critical for treatments to be effective. Specific treatments include foliar application of compost teas with high beneficial bacteria and microbe counts to suppress damaging pest populations as well as pathogens and other disease. We may also prescribe the application of vitamin supplements that contain botanical oils which repel harmful insects while attracting beneficial ones.
We can also help you choose and grow healthy plants that are best suited to your landscape and demonstrate better resistance to pests and disease. Selecting the right trees and shrubs and understanding how to cultivate them with proper irrigation, mulching and soil care is the foundation for successful organic and naturally based tree care.
From the very beginning, Design Tree Maintenance has been a pioneer in the organic field, leading the way in the use of innovative practices designed to provide a beautiful landscape while maintaining a healthy environment. Our company was one of the first in the valley to originate and implement a plant healthcare program that uses alternative products and methods for control of insects and disease. This commitment to environmental stewardship is evidenced today as we continue to develop new techniques for the benefit of our customers. Our products and methods are tested by scientists at research laboratories to help ensure they are effective and safe.