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Horticultural Oil Provides Year-Round Plant Protection


Azaleas can be treated!

As winter takes its last few breaths and releases its cold and icy grip upon our properties, we look around outside and begin to see the small signs of spring, pushing up through the soil.

Along with the budding blossoms and blades of green breaking through the ground comes an abundance of insects as they begin their life cycle journey.

While some of these insects play a vital role in protecting our shrubs and trees, many others are out to destroy our beloved plants and gardens, robbing us of our beautiful green environment. As with most things in life, you have to take the bad right along with the good!

Fortunately, Willow Tree and Landscape Services has a little trick that is both safe for the environment and non-toxic to you, your family, and your pets: horticultural oil.

Horticultural oil can be applied very early in the spring to trees and shrubs prone to some of the more difficult to control pests. This application is called a “dormant” application and is used to control overwintering eggs and insects such as adelgids, many types of scales, mealybugs, mites, and aphids.

Although it can be used on many types of trees and shrubs, evergreens such as hemlocks, spruce trees, and azaleas are some of the most commonly treated.

Not only is horticultural oil easy to apply, it is also surprisingly affordable. Right now is the perfect time of year to consider this treatment from Willow Tree and Landscape Services. Act now to protect your beloved trees and shrubs all season long!

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