The attractive, vibrant plants we grow in South Florida thrive in the tropical climate here. But the reality is, many of the ornamental trees and shrubs in our landscapes are commercially grown and not native plants. This means they require
fertilization and pest control
to stay healthy and beautiful.
You might be tempted to cut back on lawn care services because fertilization and pest control add cost to overall landscape maintenance. But it’s easy to spot properties that neglect tree and shrub care. How do you know? Foliar damage. Browning out. Dead or dying branches. All of this can develop quickly.
It doesn’t take long for pests to find and feed on compromised plants. And disease naturally sets in when plants do not have the nutrients to fight back.
If you think about it, fertilizing trees and shrubs is a lot like making sure you eat your vegetables and get proper nutrients. When we are healthy, we are less likely to get sick. When our plants are strong, they too stand up to pests and disease.
What’s more, fertilizing trees and shrubs is a matter of protecting your investment in the landscape. What do you think costs more: a monthly tree and shrub care program, or replacing plants? (We promise, you’ll thank us for the fertilizer visits when you find out the price tag on grown trees and shrubs.)
So, what kind of fertilization program do you need for your South Florida trees and shrubs? What’s actually involved in caring for your trees and shrubs so they can stay healthy and you maximize the investment in your property?
Here is what you need to know about fertilization and pest control in the Florida Keys.