Rain Scheduling Updates – May 25, 2011

I was talking to Jeff, who’s been involved in plant health care in Colorado for over 15 years,  about the weather in spring 2011.

“You know some springs we get wind and rain and the scheduling backs up and this is one of em, ” he said.  I asked him how bad and he thinks this is the worst spring weather for plant health care and tree spraying since he’s been in the business.

That said, we are having the best year we’ve had in terms of retaining customers.  That is because you are educated about your trees.

We like to say that an educated customer is the one who knows that tree spraying is all about timing, precise scientific measurement, and proper diagnosis.

So here’s what you can do to make sure we service your trees at the proper time.  We can’t control the Douglas County weather. Here’s what we can control.

1.  We always call the day before we come out to do tree spraying or deep root fertilizing.  We are likely doing all clients in your area so if you request a different time,  know that it could be a couple of weeks before we get back to the area.

2. Bring your dog in.

3.  Precise appointments are not available. You can request to be the firts job of the day.

4.  Please close all windows.

5. If you’r neighbor has dogs, ask them to bring them in.

6. You don’t have to be there as long as we have access. We’ll leave the bill and you can pay online.

7.  It is best to clarify any questions about treatments when you receive the initial estimate from our Plant Heath Care Manager.   A PHC spray tech is highly trained to apply pesticides but does not have as much knowledge in diagnososi. This can delay treatments.

8.  We leave a spray sheet with every visit. It has what treee we treated, what chemcials we used and the cost.

9. Be patient. Trees can take a season or two to respond.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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