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Spring


Scale Insects

Scale insects begin to hatch in May or early June and can cause significant damage to plants.

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Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

Crape myrtle bark scale is a pest that caused black sooty mold on trees and limits flower growth. Egg hatch in PA is expected in May or June. 

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Boxwood Leafminer

At the beginning of May, adult leafminers swarm boxwoods and lay eggs.

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Phytophthora Root Rot

In the beginning of May, phytophthora root rot can cause yellowing or wilted leaves on many shrubs and trees.

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Early Season Insect Treatments

In spring, we do insect treatments for pests such as scale insects, adelgid, pine weevil, eastern tent caterpillar, ambrosia beetle, spotted lanternfly, aphids, mites, lacebugs, boxwood leafminer, psyllid, and emerald ash borer. 

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

In early spring, we perform first-round and second-round IPM evaluations and treatments, systemic treatments, and pest suppression techniques such as dormant oil treatments and pre-emergent herbicides.

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Spotted Lanternfly

In Mid-May spotted lanternfly eggs begin to hatch.

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Corrective Pruning

In spring we perform corrective pruning while trees are in their dormant state.  Corrective pruning attempts to meet owners’ needs while helping the tree thrive. 

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Soil Amendments

In spring we offer soil testing and apply potassium-based soil amendments and other foliar/prescription soil treatments to help plants fight off disease, like phytophthora rot.

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Deer

In spring, we use area and contact repellents to discourage deer from causing damage to high value landscape plants and trees. 

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Ticks

In late spring, we treat for pests of human health such as ticks. 

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Roots

In spring, root-collar excavation and root-zone invigoration is performed to correct conditions that prevent a tree from thriving.

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Growth Regulators

In late spring, root and foliar applications of growth regulators helps reduce terminal growth and improve root health and function, in addition to other benefits. 

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Summer


Spotted Lanternfly

In August through mid-October, adult spotted lanternfly lay eggs. Treatments include short residual or bark systemic applications. 

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Pests of Human Health

Treatment for ticks and mosquitos are big concerns in summer.

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Biological Controls

Emerald ash borer and other summer insects can be controlled using biological controls or beneficial insect releases.

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Roots

Root-zone invigoration and root-collar excavation are often performed in summer to improve tree health.

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Disease

Foliar and soil disease treatments are used in summer to treat for various tree issues. 

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Bacterial Leaf Scorch

Bacterial leaf scorch is a systemic bacterial infection that is treated via cultural management practices in summer.

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Insect Pests

In summer, we treat for insect pests such as Japanese beetle, bagworm, and fall webworm. 

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Autumn


Spotted Lanternfly

Adult spotted lanternfly lay eggs in August, September and the first half of October and in summer we use knock-down treatments.

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Soil Amendment

November through December is a good time for nitrogen-based soil amendment and fertilization to ensure that plants get the proper nutrients throughout the year.

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Deer

In November through February we focus on deer suppression to protect valuable plants and trees from deer feeding and antler rubs. 

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Integrated Pest Management

Next round property evaluations and treatments, such as dormant oil treatments, take place from September to November.

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Pruning

In September through November, fall/sanitation is performed for tree health. 

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Winter


Soil Amendment


November through December is a good time for soil amendment to ensure that plants get the proper nutrients throughout the year.

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Deer

In November through February we focus on deer suppression methods to protect valuable plants and trees from deer feeding and antler rubs.

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Pruning

December through February are good months for dormant and structural pruning of trees and shrubs. 

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Tree and Shrub Removal

Tree and shrub removal is common in December through February. 

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Winter Tree Treatment

Anti-desiccant and anti-transpirant treatments help reduce tree water loss during the winter months. 

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Ardmore
Bala Cynwyd
Berwyn
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Wallingford
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West Chester
Wilmington, DE
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Mosquitos and Ticks
Plant Insects
Plant Diseases
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Suite 1
Malvern, PA 19355
484-630-5924

Monday - Friday: 7 - 5

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