Plant Health Care

Protect Your Trees and Shrubs With Smitty’s Plant Health Care

At Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape, we recognize that trees and shrubs have different needs than your lawn. These beautiful lawn accents are aesthetically appealing and offer a variety of beneficial factors. They provide shade, the oxygen we breathe, act as sound barriers, and help us save energy. They add curbside appeal and add value to your Fort Dodge area home. These massive investments deserve proper care and maintenance to maintain their allure.

The only company in the Fort Dodge area providing this type of service, Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape, offers an effective tree and shrub care program to help maintain and protect your beloved trees and shrub’s health. Locally owned, our trained and knowledgeable technicians are familiar with the local Fort Dodge climate and specific diseases our trees fall prone to. For your vegetation’s utmost protection, we staff arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), as well as trained applicators.

Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape Plant Health Care Includes:

  • Free tree and shrub inspection
  • Tree and shrub deep root fertilization
  • Disease and insect control
  • Pruning and trimming

Combatting Tree and Shrub Problems in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Our certified arborists can help diagnose potential problems such as disease or insect-infested trees. In Iowa, we are faced with various tree-related diseases and insects that claim the lives of thousands of trees every year. While most insects who live inside our beloved trees are not harmful to them, certain beetles, moths, and caterpillars can cause defoliation, block nutrients from getting to the roots and weaken branches and limbs, causing them to break and fall off.
Common diseases and insects that plague our Fort Dodge trees and shrubs include:

  • Emerald ash borer
  • Oak wilt
  • Bur oak blight
  • Rhizosphera
  • Dutch elm disease
  • Apple scab
  • Girdling root syndrome
  • Bagworms
  • Japanese beetles
  • Chlorosis

Emerald Ash Borer
A small yet devastating beetle, emerald ash borer, is a pest that has killed millions of ash trees across the United States and has been confirmed here in Webster and Hamilton Counties. The beetle’s young larvae feed on the critical parts of your ash tree, prohibiting your tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients. A newly infected tree may show little to no symptoms for up to two years. Because they can be asymptomatic, it’s important to proactively protect your ash trees before symptoms appear. Highly effective injections can be completed from mid-May to early September. Contact us today to discuss treatment.

Protect Your Valuable Lawn Investments 
Our experienced and trained professionals will come out, assess your trees and shrubs and come up with a practical solution. Call 515-576-0985 or contact us today and allow our trained staff, ISA Certified Arborist, and certified applicators to protect your lawn investments.

Call the Experts at Smitty's Lawn and Landscape Today

At Smitty’s Lawn and Landscape, we realize that each tree and shrub deserves personalized care. That’s why we customize our services to meet and exceed all of your needs and expectations. Call our experts today at 515-576-0985, or contact us now to get started nourishing and beautifying your landscape.

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