Plant Health Care Program
We recognize that your trees represent a significant investment of your time and money. Our Plant Health Care Programs are designed to keep trees and shrubs as healthy and vigorous as possible. We offer remedial as well as preventative treatment options to fit your individual needs and budget. Our plant health care knowledge and programs are what distinguish us from other companies in the green industry.
Your ISA Certified Arborist will:
- Visit your yard and correctly identify the problem
- Provide information and additional testing if necessary
- Discuss the treatment options
- Accurately measure affected trees for precise application and pricing
- Provide you with a comprehensive written estimate
- Be available to answer any questions about the treatment or health of your trees
Insect & Disease Management
Various insects and diseases can cause a wide range of damage or stress to your trees and shrubs. Most do not cause catastrophic damage to your plants, but the combined effect of insects, disease, soil, and weather can cause damage and decline.
Diagnosis and Evaluation of the problem is the most important part of the Plant Health Care program. Our Certified Technicians can make treatment recommendations if needed. MFS spends a great amount of time to research all the products we recommend in our treatment programs. We want to be assured that our people and the environment are protected.
We offer remedial as well as preventative soil and trunk injections that work systematically to protect your plants. Many times the infestation or infection can be removed by pruning or surgery. Let us put a protection plan together that is sensible and effective. Keep your trees and shrubs healthy and vigorous and you will have fewer insect and disease problems.
Everything you see happening to your trees and shrubs above ground is a reaction to what is happening underground.
Keep your trees healthy and they will be able to withstand natural and man-made stresses.
Trees and shrubs in the urban environment generally need more help than Mother Nature gives them. MFS has developed a wide menu of root and soil treatments to correct nutrient deficiencies and improve the soil environment where roots flourish. With soil analysis, we can diagnose the problem and recommend a treatment program to accomplish our goals.
Here in Missouri our heavy clay soils lack oxygen which roots need to pick up nutrients. We aerate the soil by drilling holes throughout the root system and backfill with organic material to attract beneficial microbes and fungi. We also apply biostimulants such as humic acid and mycorrhiza which help mimic the natural forest soils. Our fertilization programs consist of a wide variety of products that can be applied throughout the year to correct deficiencies in nutrients, micronutrients and soil pH.