Collier Arbor Care is the first company on the West Coast to be accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association.
- Reseed bare areas in lawn, over-seed thin areas.
- Treat for leaf blight diseases on dogwood, sycamore, and flowering trees.*
- Prepare garden soil for spring planting if it is dry enough.
- Plant vegetables; cucumbers, carrots, onions, radishes.
- Treat diseases on fruit trees like apple scab, brown rot and blossom blight on cherry trees.*
- Check trees for leaf feeding caterpillars and treat if needed.*
- Control slugs by baiting or beer traps.
- Fertilize lawns. Also apply weed control if necessary.*
- Fertilize rhododendrons and azaleas.*
- Control moles by trapping.
- Inspect and treat plants for aphids, use insecticidal soap, for leaf-feeding insects use B.T. or pyrethrins.*
- Plant warm season vegetables; corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, squash.
- Place pheromone traps in apple and pear trees to detect codling moth. Plan a control program of sprays, traps or predators.*
- Inspect and treat rhododendruns and azaleas for lace bugs that cause yellow stippled leaves.*
- Treat for adult root weevils in rhododendrons, azaleas, primroses, viburnums, and other ornamentals.*
- Use composted mulch to conserve moisture and prevent weeds around plants.
- Lawn mowing: set blade height for 1.5 to 2.5 inches for most lawns. žGrass cycleÓ by returning grass clippings back to the lawn with a mulching mower.
- Prune spring flowering shrubs like azaleas, rhododendrons, forsythia, and lilacs after blooming.*
- Shear hedges like arborvitae, boxwood, and laurel after spring flush of growth.*
- Trees infected by spring diseases will begin dropping foliage. Prune out infected branches. Rake up and destroy fallen infected leaves. Fertilize to encourage new growth.*
*Services provided by Collier Arbor Care