While we often view winter as an opportunity to take a break from our regular lawn and landscape duties, there is still some necessary landscape maintenance that needs to be done. This is especially true when it comes to your trees and shrubs.
While they may be difficult to spot, overwintering pests are some of the biggest threats to your trees and shrubs this winter. These pests can cause damage that may not be noticeable now, but come spring and summer, the damage can be extensive. The good news is we are here to help! Here are some common winter pests to look for, and some keys to controlling them and protecting your landscape this winter.
Here are some of the more common pests that will be looking to overwinter on your trees and shrubs this winter:
So far you’ve identified the type of pest on your trees and shrubs, but now what? The best way to eliminate these overwintering pests is to apply dormant oil. The oil will cover the breathing tubes of the overwintering pests (and their eggs too), killing them and preventing any type of return in the spring. In more extreme cases where the eggs are stacked, multiple applications may be required. Regardless, dormant oil will eliminate the pests and prevent them from causing any further damage to your landscape.
The best way to prevent these pests from ever returning is to call the professionals at Harvest Lawn Care. Through the extensive experience our experts have, we have created a 6-step program that eliminates and prevents pests from negatively affecting your landscape.
Give us a call today at (800) 800-5296 to hear more about our Tree and Shrub Care Program, and how we can help you protect your lawn and landscape this winter and beyond. Satisfaction guaranteed!