Monthly Check List


August

What You Can Do:
Recognize any early Fall color as an indicator of plant stress and low plant vigor.
Continue watering schedule.
On the next hot day, think about where you need more shade trees.
Schedule Fall planting.

What We Can Do For You:
Identify potentially hazardous trees prior to hurricane season.
Prune ornamentals, shade trees, and shrubs.

September

What You Can Do:
Inspect trees for premature leaf drop.
Continue watering trees and shrubs until ground freezes.

What We Can Do For You:
Fertilization of shrubs and trees to promote feeder root growth
Plant and transplant
Begin Fall Cleanup.

October

What You Can Do:
Be sure power and telephone lines are clear of branches before they become snow laiden. Always consult a professional arborist when dealing with wires.
Be sure to rake up and dispose of leaves to prevent possible spread of disease. Fungus can overwinter on fallen leaves of infected trees.
Thoroughly water newly planted trees before ground freezes.
Consider using an antidessicant spray for rhododendrons and azaleas to prevent winter burn.

What We Can Do For You:
Prune, brace, and cable to prevent winter damage.
Winter tree protection with antidessicants.
Continue Fall fertilization program.
Plant and transplant trees and shrubs and divide perennials while they are dormant.

Residential and Commercial Services

Plant Health Care

Our Plant Health Care (PHC) Program is a holistic approach to landscape design and maintenance. Plants, when given the proper growing conditions are less likely to develop disease and insect problems. While past methods relied on treating symptoms, PHC emphasizes plant health and preventive treatments that are not only environmentally safer, but more effective and less costly in the long run.

Insect and Disease Control (part of PHC)

Our Plant Health Care program uses chemical spraying as only one of many alternative and somewhat as a last resort. We are trained and certified in the use of spray materials and injections to keep insects and diseases under control. We use great care in balancing your desire for healthy trees and shrubs with the need for environmental preservation and safety.

Tree Pruning, Removal, and Surgery

The importance of a healthy, mature tree to your landscape and overall real estate value should not be underestimated. Regular corrective aesthetic pruning and proper disease diagnosis and treatment are essential to the health of a tree. Tree removal, when needed, is safe only when handled by our fully qualified, insured professional climbers.

Bucket Truck Service

Our bucket trucks can reach a height of 55 feet. We use them for tree removal.

Diagnosis of Tree and Shrub Diseases

We are certified and licensed pesticide applicators. Through continuing educational seminars and conferences, we keep pace with the latest technology.

Consultation

The consulting includes a detailed description of what needs to be done and a recommended treatment program. We also provide hazardous tree evaluations.

Tree Fertilization

Deep root fertilization, using liquid fertilizers and tree injections.


Bartlett Tree Experts

Gary's Tree & Shrubbery Service is proud to be a division of Bartlett Tree Experts, and our staff now has the backing of an international tree-care company and tree research laboratory to help continue providing excellent tree service and shrub care in the Lehigh Valley area.