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Tree and Plant Health Care Calendar

The need for expert tree and shrub care often goes overlooked. But a flourishing landscape will greatly enhance the overall health and appearance of your property while increasing its value. That’s why Elk Creek offers a range of science-based tree and shrub services designed to give your landscape the nutrients, protection and conditions it needs to thrive. We create a tailored approach to give your trees and shrubs exactly what they need to flourish.

 As needed Deep Root Watering

Injected into the root zone with Yucca extract added for uptake. Performed during the dry winter months or as needed throughout the year.

As needed Mycorrhiza Injection

Injected into the root zone, with Revive and Humic acid, of newly planted or stressed trees. Can be applied throughout the season as long as the ground is not frozen

February – May Dormant Oil Tree Spray  

Spring horticultural oil applied to susceptible deciduous trees and shrubs, inspect and treat evergreens as needed.

February – May Spring Tree Feeding

Spring fertilizer for select trees and shrubs with a slow release, balanced fertilizer.

March – April Spring Spruce Gall Application

Insecticide spray for Spruce trees to control the Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgid.

March – May Spruce Ips Beetle, Pine Bark Beetle, Zimmerman Moth and Sawfly Spray

Preventative application to help control these very aggressive and damaging borer insects.

April – June Ash Borer, Ash Bark Beetle and Clear Winged Borer Spray

Preventative application to help control borers on Ash trees and other susceptible trees.

April – June Emerald Ash Borer Spray

Preventative spray or injection for Ash trees to control the Emerald Ash Borer. 2 treatment options are available with one providing season long control and the other providing 2 years of control.

May – July First General Insect Tree Spray

Insecticide spray applied to the canopy and trunk of susceptible landscape trees and shrubs as needed to control Aphids, Mites, Scale Crawlers, Sawfly and other damaging insects.

July – August Second General Insect Tree Spray

Inspect and treat trees and shrubs as needed to control Aphids, Mites, Scale Crawlers, plant bugs, leaf miners/hoppers and other damaging insects.

August – October Third General Insect Tree Spray

Inspect and treat trees and shrubs as needed to control Aphids, Mites, Scales, Galls and other damaging insects.

September – October Fall Spruce Gall Application

Insecticide spray to control overwintering female Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgids.

October – December Fall Tree Feeding

Fall fertilizer using a slow release, balanced fertilizer on select trees and shrubs to promote a vigorous, healthy root system.

October – December Overwintering Insect Control

Horticultural oil applied to susceptible deciduous trees and shrubs, inspect and treat evergreens as needed.

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