First, realize, there is nothing natural about a dark green, weed free lawn. They don’t exist in nature. That’s why a lawn needs chemical treatments.
Trees and shrubs, on the other hand, do exist in nature. They shouldn’t need our help to survive and be happy.
If your plants were selected properly by the landscape designer, they probably won’t ever have any pest problems. The only time a tree or shrub will need our help to survive is if it isn’t tolerant of the weather, pests or soils found in the north Texas area.
For example, in our area, we see a lot of gold spot euyonymous installed in residential landscapes. This plant is a magnet for scale. It shouldn’t be planted here in the first place. It isn’t conducive to the pests found in the north Texas area.
For these reasons, we do not offer a chemical program for trees and shrubs. If you have pests attacking your shrubs, the smartest thing to do is replace them with plants that are more tolerant of the area.
TIP: As a home owner, the most important thing you can do for your plants is make sure you are not watering at night. When you water in the middle of the night, the water doesn’t evaporate until the sun comes up. It sits on the leaf blades for several hours. This is perfect for fungal activity. The best time to water is in the early morning, right around sun-up, unless there is a hard freeze.