Most of us enjoy trees, but we often take the complexity of their growth and care for granted. There are many things the average homeowner may not know about their tree care including how to properly trim, nourish, and treat their trees. While it’s true that trees in fields and forests can stand for decades without any tending, many don’t have the interference that trees in your backyard or around your business may have.
Tree spraying in Kalamazoo can have an impact on almost all facets of tree health and the health of other plant life in your yard. Because spraying involves application of chemicals, it’s important to understand the balance of nutrients your tree needs and the level of application it can tolerate. It’s important to spray enough, yet not too much.
Here are some of the reasons to consider if tree spraying in Kalamazoo is for you:
Tree Spraying Can Protect Against Infestations
- These pests can spread from tree to tree – spraying one may not be enough
- Once you have an infestation, it is difficult to eliminate them without professional help
- Often requires a powerful spray
Caterpillars, sawflies, leafminers, beetles, worms and other insect larvae can impact your tree. Infestations of any of these pests will negatively impact not only the external beauty, but the inner workings of the tree, according to Home Guides.
If you are witnessing defoliation of your trees, you can physically see the pests, or you notice something that just isn’t right, you may have an infestation issue. Infestations typically do not resolve on their own and neglecting them will most likely put other plant life nearby at risk. Spraying for these problems is an option, though it’s best handled by a professional who can assess the particular needs of the plant life.
The Wrong Spray Can Damage Your Tree
- Using the wrong spray can do more damage
- Some sprays are better for certain types of yards
- Professionals know the best practices for applying tree sprays
Tree spraying in Kalamazoo is effective, but it isn’t always safe – which is where professionals should be called in to handle the job. Pest Control Services explains: “The particular chemicals that are used and their timing depend on the diseases and insects that have been identified and the correct timing for spraying. Because different botanical diseases and pests have specific life cycles, the timing of spraying is very important in order to do so during the right windows of opportunity.”
The chemicals are extremely dangerous to not only the trees, but to animals and people as well. Spraying the wrong type of chemical onto your trees can kill family pets and make people very sick, which is something that you don’t want to do.
Timing Is Very Important
- As mentioned, the timeline may depend on the infestation you have
- It can also depend on the cycle of the tree
- Sometimes, multiple treatments are necessary
Certain trees have specific timelines that you need to adhere to for them to be healthy and ready to produce – this is especially true with fruit-bearing trees.
It may be important to know about all of the different sprays that are available as well – some of those work better at specific times, according to Gardening Know How. What one area needs may be different from another – for example, tree spraying in Kalamazoo is very different from tree spraying in another state.
There are just so many variables that go into the timing of tree spraying – you need to take so many things into consideration.
Tree Spraying May Impact Next Spring or Fall
- Some sprays should be used only in the spring
- Others should only be used in the fall once the tree has lost leaves
- Others are tricky – it depends on the tree
If you are going to spray your trees, you need to think about what you want the results to be in the spring or in the fall. If you have fruit trees, are you okay with getting fruit that you cannot eat or possibly not getting fruit at all? How would you feel if you didn’t get a brilliant fall showing?
These may seem like simple questions, but they are real things that you need to contemplate before spraying your trees. You may want to eliminate the infestation right away, but it could be easier to do it in a few months and simply work on maintenance for now, according to Hunker. There are so many different possibilities out there that you will need to weigh.
Sometimes Spraying a Tree Won’t Work
- Sometimes, the tree is too far gone
- Sprays only work on specific trees and in specific cases
- You may be able to do something else to save your tree
The sad truth is that sometimes spraying a tree in Kalamazoo just won’t be enough to keep your trees healthy and alive. You may need to do something else or take further steps to make it healthy. Sometimes, you may just need to cut down the tree or trim it in some way to keep the rest of your yard healthy. Tree spraying in Kalamazoo isn’t something that is done lightly, but it can be a great treatment for many of the problems that your trees face.
According to the University of Idaho, if the schedule cannot be maintained, it may be beyond help. You can allow your tree to stand until it is on schedule or you can try something else.
If you believe that you have a problem with your trees or in your yard, give us a call today at (269) 216-6811 and we can set up a time to visit you and your beautiful trees to see just what the problem is – and how we can help you. There is no job too big or too small – contact our professionals today!
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