The Georgia trees are beautiful and when they are on your property, it’s important to care for them and make them look appealing. Trees and shrubs add value to your property, whether it is a personal residence or a business, so taking care of them and making them the best they can be is part of what raises your return on investment!
Here at Papa Turf, we are full of the best techniques to take care of your greenery in Georgia. We are from the area and we have plenty of experience in the industry, so our customers trust us to never lead them astray. Follow along to see the four techniques we recommend when taking care of your trees and shrubs this 2021.
Don’t Forget To Fertilize
Having a solid tree and shrub fertilization program for the duration of the growing season is important. This includes both slow-release fertilizers and deep-root fertilization. Regarding slow-release fertilizers, it needs to be done early on in the growing season, and again near the end. When it comes to deep-root fertilization, it becomes more of a boost for the health of your trees and shrubs, rather than a constant necessity. This particular kind of fertilization differs by injecting nutrients directly into the trunk of the tree rather than laying it on top, as is with slow-release.
2. Treat For Insects
Insect infestation is no joke. Some insects can have a detrimental effect on trees and shrubs in your yard. Lace bugs, spider mites, and other pests that are common in Georgia can turn your beautiful trees into dead logs in a short period of time. By treating your trees and shrubs with insecticides regularly, you will be able to prevent damage from pests before it happens. Additionally, it would minimize any damage they could cause if they were to infest your greenery anyway.
3. Treat For Diseases
Drought stress is a very real issue, especially with the Georgia heat in the warmer months of the year. Another issue we see here in our area is shot holes. Tree and shrub disease don’t just negatively affect the ones who are initially infected. Diseases like these ones are easily spread to the surrounding trees and shrubs, and before you know it, you could take down an entire neighborhood of trees by simply neglecting your own. To negate this very real possibility, you should treat them with fungicides throughout the growing season. This will keep your trees and shrubs healthier overall.
4. Apply Horticultural Oil
Another way you can prevent insect infestation to your beloved trees and shrubs is by applying horticultural oil to the trunks of your trees. This is often done at the end of the growing season to additionally protect from the winter weather that is slowly creeping up. This is something that should be applied before winter, which is often referred to as the dormant season, to ensure that your plants do not lose all of their progress they have made throughout the growing season.
Choose Papa Turf to Perform All 4 Techniques Now!
Papa Turf can be your one-stop-shop for all of your needs when it comes to trees and shrubs. We have a seven-step tree and shrub program that will fertilize, treat with insecticides and fungicides, and treat with horticultural oil at the end of the season. We don’t stop there! We offer deep-root fertilization as well.