Trees and shrubs in Colorado must battle insects and diseases that come with the changing seasonal weather conditions. Our technicians target these risks and prevent future recurrences with our sprays, providing healthy results for your landscape.
Tree diseases like Iron Chlorosis are common in trees and shrubs in Northern Colorado due to insufficient iron. The alkalinity of the soils common in Colorado yards can cause iron in the soil to be unusable to plants, limiting the ability of your trees and shrubs to make the chlorophyll needed for photosynthesis.
If you notice yellowing leaves and weakening branches, you may need tree disease treatment. White simple watering won’t fix the damage of Iron Chlorosis, the tree care experts can! To treat tree diseases, we will:
- Address pH imbalances and iron deficiencies in your soil to give your trees and shrubs the foundation they need to be healthy at each point in the season.
- Provide tree injections and dormant oil treatments to protect your trees against the elements, strengthening them against diseases that can spoil a beautiful landscape in spring.
In Colorado, your landscape may be put at risk by larvae of wood-boring insects such as Emerald Ash Borer and Lilac/Ash Borer. These invasive insects tunnel into the trunks and lower branches of your ash trees and wound the heartwood and important areas below the bark—this interferes with a tree’s ability to uptake water and nutrients. Emerald Ash Borers are more common in Colorado because they reproduce quickly and don’t have a lot of natural predators, causing death in large expanses of healthy ash trees within a few years. The tree experts at American Turf & Tree Care are here to provide complete protection against Emerald Ash Borer and all wood-boring insects!
Common signs of Emerald Ash Borer damage are:
- Bark deformities.
- Dead branches, thinning tree crowns, yellow foliage.
- Water sprouts/shoots growing from the trunk.
Starting in May and June, you may begin to see tree damage as a result of Colorado’s dry, cold winters. You’ll notice winter desiccation or dry out damage as there isn’t enough moisture in the winter for your plant’s roots to soak up, causing dehydration. While our tree care experts come out during the warmer months to repair your trees, we recommend signing up for our winter tree care program!
How to Take Care of Trees During Colorado Winter
With American Turf & Tree Care, there is a way to protect your lawn and trees from the harsh Colorado winters. Our winter tree care program is completed in the fall and properly prepares your trees for the damaging effects of winter weather. With our winter watering tree service, our technicians will visit once a month—5-6 times per season—spraying up to 1,500 gallons if necessary.
Watering trees in winter doesn’t pose a risk to your plants. In fact, did you know that trees can uptake water up to -25 degrees Fahrenheit?
Watering in the winter is ideal for:
- Woody plants with shallow root systems
- Shade trees
- Evergreen shrubs
- Grass – especially newly established lawns
- And more!
When frozen soil makes it impossible for roots to soak up much-needed water, your plants rely on the water stored in their stems and leaves—this is the process of desiccation. The more your plants rely on stored water, the more permanent damage the desiccation causes. Part of our winter tree care program at American Turf & Tree Care includes the use of anti-desiccant sprays.
Our anti-desiccant spray is:
- A waxy substance that seals in moisture for the upcoming winter.
- Necessary to keep your plants hydrated.
- Only applied once your plants are dormant.
- Completely guaranteed to keep your plants healthy!
Eco-Friendly Tree Care for Your Peace of Mind
We care about the health of you, your family, and the greater community. For that reason, we have elected to use environmentally responsible products in our tree care. With American Turf & Tree Care, you can benefit from a beautiful landscape and rest assured that your lawn care company is taking a minimally invasive approach to care for your backyard. For over three decades, our friends and neighbors have trusted us with their tree care, and that's not a responsibility we take lightly.
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Tree Care in Colorado Backed by a 100% Guarantee
Here at American Turf & Tree Care, you are our priority. We are committed to going above and beyond with each service. That’s why we hire the most positive tree care experts who are passionate about learning the latest practices and best treatment methods. We’ll take care of everything from the scheduling to delivering a 100% guaranteed service. If at any time you’re unhappy with the health or look of your trees, let us know, and we’ll do everything we can to make it right
We're also committed to giving your entire landscape the care and protection it needs to thrive. Ask us today how our lawn care program, mosquito control, and vegetation and weed control can help you achieve the backyard of your dreams!
We Care About The Environment
Because we care about our impact on the environment, we have elected to use green products for our tree care services. This way, you get a gorgeous yard with environmentally responsible products and services! We also have a save a tree, plant a tree program! When you sign up for our winter watering program, we’ll donate $15 to the Colorado Tree Coalition to preserve community forests!