Landscape Makeover and Restoration
The first step in the process is getting to know your needs, style and budget for your outdoor space. Upon assessment of your landscape, we can determine the right course of action. With our joint design plan we will transform your landscape to look fresh and healthy by:
• applying treatments to trees and shrubs that are unhealthy and need repair
• removal of trees and shrubs that are beyond repair
• selecting the proper trees for your given area and deliver them
• using proper planting techniques when planting your new trees and shrubs
• placing the proper amount and type of mulch
Factors in Restoring a Landscape
• Accurately identifying the plants.
Many insects and diseases are plant-specific, this information can quickly limit the number of suspected disease and insects.
• Look for a pattern of abnormality.
We compare the infected plant with other plants, especially those of the same species. Look for differences in color or growth. Non-uniform damage patterns may indicate insects or disease.
• Examine the landscape.
The history of the property and the adjacent land may reveal many problems. Also the number of species affected may help distinguish between infectious pathogens that are more plant specific or environmental factors. Most living pathogens take a relatively long time to spread throughout an area, so if a large percentage of plants become diseased virtually overnight, a pathogen is probably not involved.
• Examine the roots.
We note root color because brown or black roots may signal problems. Black roots usually reflect overly wet soil of the presence of root-rotting organisms.
• Check the trunk and branches.
We check for wounds because they will provide entrances for pathogens and wood-rotting organisms. Wounds can be caused by weather, fire, lawnmowers and rodents.
• Observe the position and appearance of affected leaves.
Dead leaves at the top of the tree are usually the result of environmental or mechanical root stress. Twisted or curled leaves may indicate viral infection, insect feeding or exposure to herbicides.