Insect and Disease Control
Bowman’s Pro Turf, LLC’s Ornamental Tree and Shrub Program consists of scheduled treatments that are designed for year-long plant health and vigor. Pest control agents are used as needed to minimize insect and disease problems. Insect and disease controls often begin while the pant is still dormant in the spring, and may continue until fall.
Common insect treatments that we preform include:
- Emerald Ash Borer
- Tent Caterpillars
- Bag Worms
Tree & Shrub Fertilization
Trees and shrubs have a very unique growing cycle throughout the year. We time our tree and shrub fertilization program to best meet the growing needs of the plants in your landscape. In the spring, plants take up nutrients and spend much of their energy producing new foliage and seeds. During the summer months, plants begin to store water as heat and drought stress may occur. In the fall, plants being to transfer nutrients into the root system for storage over winter.
Our fertilization program will match the growing cycle of the plants and foliage as the plant needs change. A healthy tree and shrub program will greatly increase color, longevity, and curb appeal of your property!
During your regularly scheduled lawn care treatment, you may ask your technician to spray the weeds growing in the landscape beds. While this can be done, special products need to be used to ensure your flowers and other desired plants are not harmed by any weed control products. If you wish for our technician to spray for weed in your landscape beds, an additional charge will be added to your account.
We apply a special pre-emergent herbicide and fertilizer to your landscape bed to help keep many weeds from growing in your landscaping. Please keep in mind that as you add new mulch, dig in the soil, or disturb the protective barrier made by the products we use, some weeds will grow between applications. Some hand pulling will still be required as the weeds die after the application. Because your landscape is such a delicate area, sometimes weeds will not be able to be properly sprayed as they might be too close or even in with desired plants.
Emerald Ash Borer
Over the last few years, the Emerald Ash Borer has destroyed millions of ash tress across the United States. Here in the Wabash Valley, we can see the damage first hand almost anywhere we go. From local parks to subdivision tree rows, ash trees are being destroyed by this invasive insect. The city of Indianapolis will be spending almost $20,000,000 just to remove all of the dead ash trees from this insect. The average cost of tree removal is around $1,000. The cost to replace a fully grown tree cannot really be measured.
We are trained to identify Emerald Ash Borer damage and know the best methods to treat your ash trees. From direct injection into the tree trunk to deep root soil drenching, we can provide your ash trees with the protection it needs.
If you do not treat your ash trees, they will become infested with the Emerald Ash Borer and will die within just a few years after being first infested. Treatment after a tree has been infested can save a tree, but remember that the part of the tree that has already died will never recover.