Three Reasons You Need to Protect Your Palm Trees

November 20th, 2016

palm-treesLiving in Florida, we are lucky enough to enjoy a wide and diverse selection of palm trees for our landscaping uses. From the Phoenix palm and Sylvester palm to the Queen palm and Canary Island Date palm, each tree is unique and distinct in its own way. Of course, such beauty comes at a cost, and palm trees aren’t exactly affordable. If you have palm trees in your yard, it’s wise to invest in a palm tree care and maintenance service to keep your palms healthy and thriving for many years to come.

Save Yourself Money in the Long Run

You may be hesitant to shell out money every month for palm tree maintenance, but the smaller costs upfront will save you an enormous amount of money in the long run. As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By paying a few dollars a month, you will prevent the need to pay $3,000 up front to replace your 20-foot tall Canary Island Date palm when it succumbs to a disease. You can think of it like an insurance policy; you pay for health insurance each month to avoid enormous medical bills if you ever get sick. It’s worth it!

Palms Have Specific Needs

The needs of palm trees are incredibly diverse, and you have enough to worry about without memorizing the complex care system your palm requires in order to grow and thrive. While you take care of your work, family, and social responsibilities, a lawn care company will take care of your palms. Choose a care program that applies special fertilization, insect control, and disease control, as well as long-lasting protective insecticide treatments, preventative fungal applications, and phytoplasma disease prevention treatments if needed. This type of vigorous care will ensure that your palms remain vibrant and healthy.

Prevent Diseases and Insects

Of course, it’s all too easy for palms to contract diseases and other problems brought on by insects. The Spiral Whitefly, for example, is becoming more common in the South Tampa area and threatening Coconut palms. Other diseases can form if a palm’s care is done improperly or the tell-tale signs of a disease go unnoticed. You can prevent and handle any of these problems with a professional maintenance program.