View Full Version : Tree and shrub treatments

10-02-2012, 05:43 PM
I'm curious about getting into the area of the business. I'm done a little bit of this over the years but more on an as needed basis. I like to treat when problems arise.

I've noticed that there is a wide variety of programs and I'm wondering what apps are most important. Like on the lawn side I tell a customer that if they don't do any apps the pre is the most important. So I'm thinking of a similar program that could do no harm.

What do you think about this.....
Very early spring - blanket app of merit. Add orthene or bifinthrin?
Spring - granular fertilize
Late spring - orthene or bifinthrin and a fungicide(not sure banner??)
Winter -- horticultural oil and bifinthrin or orthene mix

I really just looking for a basic program and something easy to sale that I could add more apps to later on.
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10-10-2012, 01:06 PM
Wondering for those who offer both a tree and shrub program and treat for mosquitos. How do you do it?

We do mosquitos from April to October and fog all the shrubs on the property. Seems like you could upsale a customer to the shrub program by just doing a spring systemic, late fall hort oil and one fertilization.

Wonder if you could mix some fungicide with your mosquito spray and get any control. It could be a quick double app.