Notice the brown on your evergreen trees?
What most people do not realize, Hurricane Sandy has had a devastating effect on plants and trees from the south shore all the way to the north side of the island. We are saturated with salt burn.
If you look very closely at an evergreen tree, the south side of the tree is burned and the north side of the tree is virtually untouched and still green. And this spring you will start to see damage to boxwoods, Japanese maples, fruit trees and hemlocks. It will also be a battle maintaining a healthy green lawn this year due to the salt content in the soil this year.
If fertilized properly, over 85 percent of your trees and shrubs will survive. It will be a great opportunity to use organic fertilizers as most conventional fertililizers contain 42 to 57 percent salt. This is where your landscaper needs to know his business. If not give us a call. At this writing there are only two fertilizers you should use this year.