Ornamental Tree and Shrub Program

ORNAMENTAL TREE AND SHRUB PROGRAM

All Services Depend on Weather and Temperatures

Round 1 (January – February)

  • Horticultural Oil: 2% rate to control insect eggs before damage can occur.
  • A Broad Spectrum Insecticide may be added to control immature larvae.

Round 2 (March – April)

  • A Broad Spectrum Insecticide and Fungicide to control Early Season Pest and Fungus.  
  • A foliar fertilizer is applied for spring color.  This application is great for acid loving plants.

Round 3 (May – June)

  • A Broad Spectrum Insecticide, Miticide and Fungicide to control Pest and Fungus. This will insure plants are proactively protected against Japanese beetles, lace bugs and aphids and diseases like powdery mildew and leaf spot.

Round 4 (July – August)

  • A Broad Spectrum Insecticide to control lace bugs, aphids, caterpillars and Japanese beetles, and a miticide for spidermites. 
  • A fungicide is applied to control diseases like powdery mildew and leaf spot.

Round 5 (September – October)

  • A Broad Spectrum Insecticide and Disease controls for late season pests.
  • Fall Webworms and Oak Leaf Caterpillars may be controlled.
  • Powdery mildew treatment if necessary at this time.

Round 6 (November – December)

  • Fall granular fertilizer feeding to promote root growth.  These nutrients will still be in the soil in the spring when new growth begins.

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