Casco, MI Organic Lawn and Tree Care Services

Certified Tree Arborist

Are your plants looking sick or dead from the cold weather?  Let us make them happy and beautiful again.  Our certified arborist knows exactly what to do to keep your lawn and trees healthy in Casco, MI. Give us a call today to setup a consultation with an expert lawn and tree care professional.

We take care of beautiful trees and gorgeous lawns in Casco, MI. Give American Lawn and Tree Arborists a call today to setup a consultation with a certified Arborist to ensure only the newest and safest products are used in your environment. Let us keep you trees and lawns healthy adding value to your property.

Weed Control, Lawn Maintenance, Organic Fertilization, Tree Service in Casco, Michigan

We Cure Sick Trees!

One or more applications should be made to your lawn in early spring to prevent crabgrass and/or controllable annual weeds from invading the lawn throughout the season. Each feeding uses only professional, timed-release fertilizers that are formulated for the specific needs of your lawn at the time of application. We can be reached via our customer hotline at (800) 404-3033 or you can fill our our contact form. A Lawn Care Specialist can be dispatched to your home to take care of any problems you may be having in Casco.

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Poison Ivy Season – Avoid the Rash

It is spring time and once again it is time for cleaning of yards, debris from winter and just general clean up around your property. Time for Poison Ivy again!

A few key facts about poison ivy to keep in mind:

  • The rash is caused by oil, Urushiol
  • Urushiol is present in ALL parts of the plant
  • It only takes 1 billionth of a gram to cause a rash
  • ¼ ounce of urushiol is enough to cause a rash for every person on earth (if all were allergic)
  • Urushiol normally stays active between 1-5 years on any surface, including dead ivy plants. Rash depends on individual sensitivity
  • Some people are not allergic to urushiol now, but may become so over time and with exposure
  • Highly sensitive people can have a reaction within 10 minutes or less of exposure
  • Urushiol can be spread on tools, trucks, clothing, paperwork, etc.
  • Wash contaminated work clothes separately
  • Clean tools that have come in contact with the plant
  • It can grow as a groundcover, free standing bush or climbing vine
  • Often grown on field edges, roadsides, fencerows, etc.
  • Three shiny leaflets are attached to woody stem
  • Size, shape and color of leaflets vary
  • Climbing vine has “fuzzy” tendrils
  • White-yellow flowers in the springtime
  • White berries, fruit in the fall that may persist all winter long on ends of branches
  • Poison ivy and stinging insects are hazards that should be addressed in your pre-clean-up hazard survey.
  • Avoidance is the best method of protection
  • Learn what it looks like and where it grows
  • Wear long sleeves, gloves, etc.
  • Use tools if you need to contact the plant on the ground but remember to clean that tool

If you do contact any part of the plant:

  • Wash affected areas with large amounts of clear water, avoid soaps as they may spread the oil
  • Use products like Tecnu to help remove the oil
  • Use Zanfel for light to moderate reactions
  • Seek medical attention for serious reactions

Source:
“The Treeworker”