Garden Maintenance, Collingwood, ON

At WillowStone, our small plant care team offers expert level horticultural services for all of your garden maintenance needs.

Along with standard garden maintenance items like weeding, edging and deadheading, our maintenance programs contain a detailed schedule of species-specific shrub pruning requirements throughout the season. We begin by identifying the species on site along with their pruning requirements and then create a pruning plan for your Collingwood, Ontario property that is individualized to each specific plant’s needs.

Different shrub species have varying growth habits, flowering patterns, and responses to pruning. Therefore, adopting a species-specific approach is crucial to ensure optimal results and healthy plants. Pruning is completed with the use of hand tools – not motorized machinery. The use of hedge trimmers on shrubs is usually harmful to the plants and works against their natural form.

With our garden maintenance program, you will receive the benefit of plant health assessments and diagnostics that our company is known for. Our maintenance crew keeps a keen eye out for any changes or concerns in the health of all plants, from perennials to trees. They alert our consulting team of potential issues and bring samples back to our lab for analysis when necessary. If we feel an issue on site requires some in-depth analysis or remedial care, our plant health care team is ready to help with integrated pest management solutions.

Integrated pest management (IPM) stands as the cornerstone of any comprehensive garden maintenance program, embodying the ethos of sustainable horticulture. The multifaceted approach IPM offers manages pests and diseases while minimizing environmental impact.

By integrating various strategies such as biological control, cultural practices and, as a last resort, the targeted use of pesticides, IPM fosters a delicate balance within the garden ecosystem. This approach not only safeguards the health of plants but also promotes biodiversity by encouraging natural predators to thrive. As stewards of the land, it is incumbent upon us to prioritize methods that preserve the delicate harmony of our gardens, and IPM serves as an indispensable tool in achieving this goal.

Contact us today to discuss any of your garden maintenance needs.

At WillowStone, we provide garden maintenance services for residents of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Mulmur, Owen Sound, Thornbury, and Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.