Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Services
Turf Pesticide and Fertilizer Treatments:
At Horticulture Services we do our best to control weeds while impacting the environment with the lightest touch possible. We strive to understand how the products we use affect both the plants and the world around us. We understand that with fertilizer timing is everything. By applying fertilizer at the right time of year, we are able to get the most out of fertilizer application while using as little as possible. We always use 50 – 100% slow release fertilizer to minimize leaching.
One practice that sets Horticulture Services apart from our competitors are our dedicated detail crews. These crews have the responsibility to regularly visit each site to look for any improvements that can be made. This includes weeding of planting and foundation beds, dead heading and specialty hand trimming. By not leaving these tasks to a mowing or trimming crew, these dedicated crews can be trained to know exactly what needs to be done on each property throughout the year.
Ornamental Plant pest and disease management:
Our account managers, horticulturists and pesticide applicators work together to correctly recognize and diagnose plant pests and diseases at the properties we serve. Once the pest or disease is identified a plan is created to treat the ornamental plants, shrubs, trees or turf. If necessary, our staff doesn’t hesitate to send a plant sample to the University of Minnesota for accurate diagnosis. All of our treatment programs have been modified to prevent damage to pollinators, and we always strive to treat pests and diseases at the right time with the right pesticide.
We look forward to to getting your lawn green and weed-free.
For more information on our Landscape Maintenance services, please call us at 651-433-4338.