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A holistic approach to your landscape’s healthcare

Author: Designs By Sundown

The great outdoors

Living in Colorado is synonymous with recreating in the great outdoors. Whether it’s exploring the peaks and valleys of the Front Range vistas or entertaining in our own backyard, we understand the importance of protecting and maintaining the landscape. 

A mature landscape may take years to develop, and the beautiful shade trees or flowering ornamental specimens we all love can take many years to grow into form. Like many aspects of our homes, our landscape investment requires protection. Unfortunately, new people are not the only ones moving into Colorado. There has been a rapid increase in new insects than can deface and even kill many of the beautiful aspects of our landscapes. Japanese Beetle, Emerald Ash Bore, and Pine Wilt Nematode are just a couple examples of damaging species that have made their way to our beautiful state.  

Ecosystem ecology

As modern science continues to better understand the delicate balance of our ecosystem ecology, it is imperative to use an integrated pest management approach. Integrative pest management (IPM) is a strategy Designs by Sundown uses to solve pest or pathogen problems while minimizing the impact on humans or other ecologies such as pollinators or even pets.  

IPM is a long-term approach to prevent pests/pathogens through biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties. Simply put, this translates into building healthy soils, effectively conserving water, selecting organic fertilizers, and fending off damaging diseases, weeds, or insects with carefully selected sprays and injections. 

Highly trained plant health care technicians

Designs by Sundown offers complete service packages that span a year-round application schedule to maintain the health of all aspects of your landscape. Designs by Sundown arborists along with a team of certified and highly trained plant health care technicians can carefully service your landscape with any of the following treatments:

  • Lawn Nutrient Management
  • Lawn Moisture Manager 
  • Lawn Overseeding
  • Tree/Shrub Fertilization
  • Weed Control
  • Turf Fungicide
  • Grub Control
  • Vole Control
  • Pine, Spruce, And Fir Tree Beetle Control
  • Ornamental Flowering Shrubs Pest Control 
  • Antidesiccants
  • Tree Trunk Injections

Please call us today at (303) 789-4400 to schedule a free plant health care consultation or service to answer any questions from our trained and certified service team.

Note: For additional reading on pests listed in the article, please see the information provided by the Colorado State Extension Office.

Pine Wilt Disease

Emerald Ash Borer Resources

IPS Beetles

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