Plant Health Care
Insect & Disease Management & Treatment
What Is Plant Health Care?
If you're looking to create a healthy and beautiful landscape, then Plant Health Care (PHC) is for you.
It goes beyond pruning, general maintenance and occasional fertilization and instead focuses on preventing issues from arising in the first place.
Why wait for something to go wrong with your landscape (like pests, diseases, storms and fire) when you can proactively manage it to avoid most of the undesirable outcomes.
While we can't prevent all problems, we CAN maintain and improve your landscape's health, appearance, vitality and safety.
Plant Health Care Services
Insect & Disease Control Programs
A wide range of insects is always present in the Colorado forest, including some that harm your trees and landscape. Pine bark beetles and the Ips beetle are just two, and create huge problems in our area (you can learn more on our page about controlling mountain pine beetle). We also have many tree diseases and pests, like the Cooley Spruce gall, dwarf mistletoe and needle scale.
Aspens are the prevailing tree in our area, and a favorite with many Colorado residents. Unfortunately, aspen trees are also prone to many injuries (like deer or elk rubbing), diseases (like aspen leaf blight) and pests (such as spider mites).
All of these need proper diagnosis and the right treatment to prevent damage and disfigurement to your trees. Some, like the pine beetles, can kill your trees if not treated.
Based on our analysis of the situation, we choose from a range of sprays and tree injections to get the most effective treatment to the affected area.
Most mountain properties don’t have the typical turf grass areas. We offer programs custom suited to mountain lawns. Whether your lawn is typical or not, we can help with diseases, bare spots or an annual weed and feed and winterization.
Noxious Weed Management
Noxious weeds are difficult and labor intensive to control. Sometimes they just seem to rear their ugly seed heads no matter what you do. Let us help! With our approach of herbicide spraying, native grass seeding and biological controls those tough weeds don’t stand a chance.
There is a reason for that old saying “Getting to the root of the problem.” Most of our trees' roots have been mistreated and neglected. We have a number of techniques we utilize to revive plants roots. When your trees, shrubs and landscape plants have healthy roots they are disease resistant and more aesthetically pleasing. Whether it’s a simple fertilization or a detailed soil analysis, we’ll get to the root of the problem!
For more information go to https://www.ext.colostate.edu/index.html
Get A Free Quote
Call us at 303-674-8733 or contact us online to get a free estimate for any aspect of our Plant Health Care program.
Timelines for Tree and Lawn Treatments
- Late Feb. through Mid-April
Spruce Beetle/Douglas Fir Beetle
Cooley Spruce Gall/White Pine Weevil
- April/May again August/Sept.
Tree Root Treatments
- April/May or August/September
- Mid-April through July
Mountain Pine Beetle
- May through July
Lawn Care/ Weed Control
- April through September
- Late July through August
Saturday & Sunday by appointment only