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Maintain a beautiful landscape with Baltimore tree and shrub care.

Since 1957, Scientific Plant Service has provided our Baltimore community with excellent and professional tree and shrub care services. Since the beginning, we have found ways to evolve with our industry by offering an array of tree and shrub care services, including deep root tree fertilization, ornamental shrub care, preventative disease treatments, and sprayless treatments. Scientific Plant Service employees are licensed to provide excellent landscape services and belong to several regional associations. If you are interested in dedicated Baltimore tree and shrub care, Scientific Plant Service is just a phone call away.

Long-Lasting Care with Deep Root Tree Fertilization 

Deep root tree fertilization is vital to Baltimore tree and shrub care. This tree fertilization application is appropriate for healthy trees as well as defoliated, weak trees. This is because fertilization is essential preventative care, as a healthy tree can fight off disease and insect attacks and endure periods of drought or heavy rain. The best time for deep-root tree fertilization is in the fall. We apply our custom blend, which includes: 

  • 12-24-24 fertilizer containing slow release Nitrogen from Nutralene and Humates
  • Flowable Sulfur neutralizes soil conditions and helps move nutrients
  • Chelated Iron with Manganese and Nitrogen 
  • Natural Mycorrhizae to enhance root growth development and function 

Schedule bi-annual treatments to keep your trees healthy and save money on disease or pest treatments. 

Improve Your Landscape with Scientific Plant Service’s Ornamental Shrub Program

Baltimore tree and shrub care at Scientific Plant Service focuses on maintaining the beauty and health of your landscape. Ornamental shrubs can do a lot to enhance the curb appeal of your property, and so these plants must be carefully maintained. To preserve the health and beauty of your shrubs, we offer the following services:

  • Preventative Insecticide Drench: Our technicians apply insecticides to the trunks and base of plants to control certain insects for the season. 
  • Shrub Bed Fertilization: A slow-release granular fertilizer is added to bedded plants and ground cover in spring. We may also apply pre-emergent herbicides. 
  • Horticultural Oil: We apply a Dormant Oil spray to smother overwintering insects and egg masses to reduce insects during the growing season. 
  • IPM Inspections & Sprays: Pest Management inspections are scheduled in spring and summer to coincide with insect activity. 
  • Winter Protection: We apply a synthetic polymer to coat the leaves of plants susceptible to drying out in winter. 

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Preventative Tree and Shrub Disease Treatments 

Proper diagnosis of an issue is critical. When our Baltimore tree and shrub technicians identify a treatable disease, we schedule a series of applications to resolve your problem. We will recommend treatments at appropriate intervals depending on the product and diagnosis. 

Applications for Shade Trees of All Sizes

When foliar applications are needed for your trees, Scientific Plant Service can get the job done no matter the size of the tree. 

Whether we are tackling scale insects, caterpillars, aphids, mites, or fungi on your tree, we can diagnose the issue and perform the recommended sprays on trees as high as 100 feet. Your tall and mighty oak, hemlock, elm, maple, ash, and hickory trees will maintain their height and beauty while receiving the care they need to thrive. 

Environmentally-Friendly Sprayless Tree and Shrub Treatments

When applying tree and shrub care in Baltimore, Scientific Plant Service always considers our environmental impact. We continually seek out new products and procedures that lessen the environmental impact of our treatments. For instance, many of our shade tree applications are trunk or soil treatments that move insecticides directly into the plant material being treated. The applications come with controls that last the entire season for maximum effectiveness. 

Call Scientific Plant Service For Baltimore Tree and Shrub Care

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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