FERTILIZATION, WEED, INSECT & FUNGI MANAGEMENT
Pest & Weed Control
Greescapes applies integrated pest management to provide pest control applications designed to reduce the use of chemical pesticides. Our environmentally sensitive pest control process treats only the areas required to control weeds, insects, and fungi.
Our fertilizer is applied by trained teams according to the schedules provided in the landscape contract specifications of our clients. All of Greenscapes’ fertilizer applications use a custom blend created to that is distinctive to the soils and PH found in Southwest Florida.
Integrated Pest & Weed Management
Whenever possible, we use biological rather than chemical methods to control disease and weeds. Although these less toxic procedures may require more frequent treatment and greater expense, Greenscapes’ dedication to protecting our environment makes such efforts necessary.
We use pesticides on an as needed basis and only in the general area having the problem. Greenscapes achieves this by monitoring the property and a complete service and inspection every eight weeks.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Integrated pest management is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach that uses information on pest life cycles and environmental conditions to manage pest damage within the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment. Our procedures help protect beneficial insects and reduce the potential for damage to our environment.
A curative approach is implemented for insect and disease management in turf and landscape areas. In areas where problems persist, a preventative approach will be implemented.
HOW IT WORKS
- Set aesthetic threshold levels
- Monitoring and identification
Turf Weed Control
Chemical weed control will be rotated on an eight week cycle and can only be applied safely when temperatures are below 90 degrees and wind drift is at a minimum. Due to the unavailability or restricted use of effective control products, the prevention or control of Carpet grass, Torpedo grass, Bermuda grass and select sedges are not part of the Agreement and are not included in the Agreement amount.
Ornamental Bed Weed Control
All landscaped bed areas where weeds are evident will be treated with herbicides to keep these areas relatively weed free. Large weeds will be pulled by hand so as not to be allowed to have enough established quantity to detract from the overall aesthetics of the landscape.
Insect & Disease Control
Inspection of the turf areas and ornamental shrub material are completed on an eight week cycle, with applications done on an as needed basis with only the problem areas treated. Greenscapes does not include the treatment of Ficus White Fly and Grubs as part of pest control service agreements due to the extent and expense of Arbor-Jet Services. In the event treatment is required, we will provide these management programs in a separate proposal provided at the time of the service request.
Greenscapes' Fertilization Program
Our fertilizer is slow release and formulated to maximize the benefits of the Florida soil and weather to promote the healthy growth of your landscape’s turf, shrubs, palms and trees. All fertilizers used by Greenscapes comes with a balanced nutrient package, including a complete minor and trace element package, to insure that we provide all of your landscapes’ requirements. Our fertilizer blendsd are no less than 50% slow release with the method of application dependent on the layout of your landscape.
- All fertilizer applications will be performed in accordance with county ordinances regulating the application of fertilizer. No nitrogen based fertilizer is applied from June through September. At least one professional from Greenscapes will be on site that has trained in University of Florida's Best Management Practices.
Greenscapes provides the following applications consistent with the manufacturer recommendations:
- Four (4) treatments per year: Floratam areas
- Two (2) treatments per year: Bahia areas
Ornamental shrubs, Palms, and Tree Fertilization (Flowering/Juvenile only)
- Three (3) treatments per year
- Greenscapes is responsible for rate and application of fertilizer.
- Following application of granular fertilizers, driveways, sidewalks and shrubs will be blown off to prevent the fertilizer from staining, spotting or burning.
Greenscapes spares no effort to provide you and your property with a full range of the area’s finest horticultural and landscape services. Our mission is to provide each and every client with superior landscape services and design to enhance the beauty of their property and increase its value.
OUR PROFESSIONAL, HIGHLY-TRAINED STAFF INCLUDES
- State Certified Landscape Contractors
- ISA Certified Arborist
- State Certified Horticulturist Consultant
- State Certified Pest Control Specialists
- State Certified Irrigation Contractor
WE KNOW THE BEAUTY OF YOUR PROPERTY DEPENDS ON IT