NURSERY & GREENHOUSE SCOUTING
Perfect for the nursery or greenhouse operation that needs assistance with plant health, disease and insect identification and the best treatment recommendations. The scouting program is tailored to suit your needs and budget. Scouting can be arranged on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Utilizing 16 years of nursery and greenhouse experience, this program aims to provide preventative care for your plants.
LANDSCAPE SITE ASSESSMENT & INDIVIDUAL PLANT DIAGNOSIS
If a plant or landscape is in a state of decline, an on-site evaluation may be needed to properly diagnose the problem. This complete assessment determines the cause of the problem, whether it is biotic (insect/disease/animal) or abiotic (cultural/nutritional/environmental). A detailed report is included with each assessment with images, a specific explanation of the problem and treatment recommendations.
An unbiased audit is a useful tool at the beginning or completion of a landscape contract. This detailed report (with images) creates a baseline of the landscape, describing the overall health of the landscape and identifying potential and current problems. Focusing on plant health, planting depth, drainage and general vigor of a landscape, this audit is often utilized at the beginning of a landscape maintenance contract or upon completion of an installation.
INVASIVE PLANT AUDIT OF ARCHITECTURAL AND LANDSCAPE PLANS
A review of municipal, commericial or residential landscape plans to certify that invasive plant species are on the plant list. If invasive plants are identified, a suitable replacement will be identified for substitution.
Individual plant samples can be sent to SHC for a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Plants are evaluated microscopically by a trained plant pathologist for fungal and bacterial diseases. Plant samples are triaged immediately upon arrival and diagnoses are made within 72 hours. If additional time or tests are required, you will be promptly notified with the status of the sample. $40.00/sample.
Web site design and layout (examples include this website and Bulls Island Ferry), print advertisements and market stategizing.
Evaulation and diagnosis of an individual plant or the collective landscape for diseases, insect pests and horticultural deficits in the garden. This service provides an easy-to-interpret report with images of the affected plants and recommendations for treatment.
This service is a useful tool immediately following installation of a landscape to ensure that the correct plant species and sizes were installed and that the landscape was installed properly. An impartial audit of the landscape will prevent costly losses that often do not appear until three to five years after the landscape is completed.
Whether a partial redesign of a current landscape or a complete garden design, SHC will work with you to create a space that is tailored to your needs and wants. Specializing in garden revitalizations of established landscapes.
A way to get aquainted with your garden and glean information about plant identification, pruning, lawn management, pests and anything else you might be curious about. Perfect for the new homeowner, northern transplant or inspired gardener. Kari Whitley will walk you through your garden (pruning shears in hand) and give you advice on design and plant care. $95.00
This is the same service as described in Commercial Services. This service is especially useful for lawn problems. $40.00/sample