Trees & Shrubs

“Plant health care is plant management, not just pest management.”

Keep your trees & shrubs healthy and bug-free with our eco-friendly sprays.

Services we focus on in the Fall & Winter Seasons: tree & shrub care including deep root feeding and winter protectants, foliage sprays, soil injections, gypsy moth and bagworm control, diagnostics and consulting services.

Newly planted trees & shrubs get watered differently than established trees & shrubs. Consult our watering guide for more info.

Season-Long Spray Programs

We visit your property every 4-6 weeks to spray during the growning season and deep root feed in the Fall. This is a must for an expensive landscape with many varieties of plants. Prevention is the key for most problems associated with ornamental trees and shrubs.

Deep Root Feeding

Slow release liquid fertilizer and organic materials injected into the root system is extremely beneficial for root development and plant health and can be performed in Spring or Fall depending on the situation.

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Vapor Guard

This is a winter protectant/anti-desiccant spray for broadleaf and needled evergreens. This service is also used to protect newly installed plantings against moisture loss.

Foliage Spray

Throughout the growing season we apply top-quality materials to control leaf-eating insects and foliar fungus on a variety of landscape plants and trees.

Dormant/Horicultural Oil

We provide environmentally-safe spray, targeting specific damaging plant pests, especially scale insects and mites. This material can be applied prior- or post-growing season, controlling insects in their dormant stages.

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternflies damage trees by feeding on their sap and secreting a substance that becomes a mold and also attracts other insects. Our safe, environmentally-friendly treatment will eliminate lanternflies and stop their spread to other plants and trees.

Bagworm Control

These resilient worms can destroy evergreens before you ever see them. But we monitor their hatching period so you don’t need to, and when the time is right we strike! Whether you call it bagworm control, spray or treatment, count on DVSS and you’ll call bagworms dead!

healthy shrubs

Highlight on Expertise

Tree & shrub services are provided by Chris O’Brien. Chris became an NJ Certified Tree Expert in 1996 as an employee of Richard May Tree Service. He joined the team at DVSS in 2000 where he learned to be an expert in tree spraying and related services.

Gypsy Moth Control

These caterpillars can devastate your shade and ornamental trees as well as litter your property with fecal droppings. Gypsy moths can be controlled with one spray.

Basal Systemic Insecticide

This is a liquid or granular applied to the base of the tree for systemic uptake into the canopy. The insecticide will provide season-long control on a variety of pests that feed on trees, including the Emerald Ash Borer. This service can be used if spraying is not an option.

Do you need help with landscape spraying or weed control?

Get in touch today for an expert estimate!