Tree, Shrub, & Plant Care & Installation

Tree, shrub and plant installation and care:  Outdoor Solutions Groups prides itself in using the best practices in every stage of plant care, from planting to pruning, and fertilization to disease treatment.  Led by Steve Tisch, ISA certified arborist and MNLA Certified Green Industry Professional, our staff is expert in keeping plants healthy and attractive.

Planting trees

  • Help choose a tree that will thrive in site conditions and provide a desired effect
  • Prepare and amend soil as needed for tree success
  • Prune out girdling roots (roots that circle around the root ball)
  • Planted and staked according to International Society of Arboriculture standards

Planting shrubs and perennials

  • Help choose shrubs and perennials that will do well in desired areas based on site conditions
  • Prepare and amend soil as needed to shrub and perennials success
  • Properly space shrubs and perennials to allow for future growth
  • Prune out girdling roots (roots that circle around the root ball) in woody shrubs

Planting annuals

  • Select annuals that complement other landscape features
  • Prepare planting beds and amend soil as needed
  • Arrange plantings in an aesthetically pleasing manner
  • Properly space each annual for maximum effect
  • Ongoing deadheading and fertilization

Planting bulbs

  • Select bulbs that complement other landscape features
  • Prepare planting beds and amend soil as needed
  • Arrange plantings in an aesthetically pleasing manner
  • Properly space each annual for maximum effect

Perennial Fertilization

  • Apply high quality slow-release fertilizer
  • Improves plant health, improving disease and pest resistance
  • Enhances flowering and overall appearance

Perennial Plant Division

  • Divide perennials that have overgrown their allotted space
  • Improves plant appearance and flowering
  • Generates a greater number of plants, creating solutions for new planting beds or bare areas in existing beds

Rose Care

  • Prevents pests and diseases that ruin appearance
  • Increases size and number of blooms

Tree and Shrub Pruning

  • Pruning trees and shrubs properly will enhance health, appearance and flowering
  • Thin a dense canopy on a tree to increase air and sunlight, resulting in fewer disease problems
  • Remove dead, damaged and diseased branches to help prevent insect & decay organisms from entering the tree.
  • Protects people and property

Tree and Shrub Fertilization

  • Deep root fertilizing delivers nutrients directly to the roots
  • Helps plants recover quickly from injury, pests and diseases
  • Improves plant health and appearance
  • Helps aerate the soil, making air, water and nutrients more available

Disease identification and treatment

  • Identify insect or disease impacting health of tree, shrub or perennials
  • Research and choose best options for treating problems
  • Look for solutions to prevent pest or disease problems from reoccurring