Insect Control for Ann Arbor Trees and Shrubs

Posted on April 14, 2022

Plants need regular health care too! 


The Michigan landscape is home to a wide and beautiful array of trees and ornamental plants. But that also means that our landscape also plays host to an equally as wide range of pests and diseases that target them. Ignoring the telltale signs of pests and disease will compromise your landscape, resulting in less hardiness, compromised growth, and eventual dead or dying trees and ornamental plants.


Typical Ann Arbor, Michigan Landscape Issues:


Insect Issues: Lotus Gardenscapes’ Plant Health Care (PHC) Specialists practice a five-step Integrated Pest Management approach to identify the correct treatment and products to keep your landscape healthy. 


Fungal Diseases: We use a dual approach in combatting fungal diseases, which often don’t kill trees and plants but can harm their health, growth, and output. Scab is a common form of a fungal disease, and it often hits Michigan apple trees. Fungal diseases can also harm conifers through their needles, resulting in stripped trees or bare patches.


Lack of Proper Nutrients: Deep-root fertilization is a great way to improve overall plant health, especially in soils or landscapes that may lack the right nutrients for optimal growth. 


Chlorosis: Chlorophyll is the substance that makes plants green, and plants that lose the ability to produce chlorophyll have chlorosis. We can create the right recipe to amend the soil and provide these plants with the necessary nutrients to resolve this problem.


A need for growing season regulation: Sometimes growth isn’t a good thing, such as when short-term construction projects may disrupt a tree’s established root zone or a growth pause is needed to allow other plantings to establish themselves. 


Dutch Elm Disease: Prevention is an investment to make in protecting an elm tree. Once this infection sets in, it can be difficult, expensive, and invasive to treat. 


We’ve attached a comprehensive and helpful document from our sister company, Greenstreet Treecare, about 2022 options for plant and tree care. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth of pound of cure” and that certainly is also true when it comes to your landscape.

This document can be accessed and downloaded here.