|Tree & Shrub|
Mature trees on your property can add beauty, shade, and value to your home, but they do need to be cared for like every other living thing.
Many aphids, beetles, spider mites, and other insects can attack and damage a tree very quickly if left untreated. These insects will probably not kill a tree, however, they will cause severe stress and can reduce the trees ability to fight stressful conditions like drought and extreme heat.
Proper maintenance of your trees and shrubs can make a world of difference to your property. Having a mulch bed approximately 3 to 4 feet in diameter around the tree will help hold in the necessary moisture needed throughout the drastic changing weather of the Midwest.
Adding fertilizer to your trees will also give them the protection they need against potential disease and insects. Trees should be fertilized throughout the year. The greatest amounts of nitrogen (N) based fertilizer should be applied during the early spring and summer months and then several light applications in between are suggested.
Ultimately, a healthy tree can fight off disease and severe conditions and allow it to grow to add beauty and shade to your property and flourish to its greatest potential.