Drought Proofing

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Drought-Proofing And Tree Preservation For Your San Francisco Bay Area Yard

When you own a home in Napa, San Benito, San Mateo, Sonoma, or Santa Clara County, drought-proofing your yard should be one of your top priorities. Since droughts seem to be hitting the area on a regular basis, you should protect your yard as if it’s your first line of defense against pest problems (because it is).

The more you learn about keeping a healthy yard, the more you’ll realize why partnering with the drought-proofing specialists has too many benefits to pass up. 

Check out our service area page to see if we cover your county.

The Way We Drought-Proof

To protect your yard from the devastating effects of a drought, we focus on two initiatives: protecting your soil and protecting your trees. Maintaining tree health is essential to keeping a healthy lawn, and a healthy lawn is one of the best ways to lower your risk of pest problems in Napa, San Benito, San Mateo, Sonoma, or Santa Clara County.

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The way we protect your soil is by utilizing our industry-leading technologies. Using advanced fertilizers and trace minerals, we provide the nutrients that your soil needs to fend off the dry season by clinging to small amounts of moisture present in the soil. These fertilizers and minerals also allow you to get the most of your water usage, as our advanced treatment methods get a larger percentage of the nutrients from the water and deliver it to the plants and trees in the soil. We often take samples of your soil to the lab in order to compose the best possible treatment methods for your particular property.

Protecting The Trees

When we begin to focus on protecting your trees, we will search for the telltale signs of tree sickness: fungal, bacterial, or insect pathogens. We also need to know about any signs of decay, from growth problems to yellowing, black spots, or dripping sap (as this is one of the most common signs of tree sickness).

As we treat the soil for pH imbalances or other sorts of deficiencies, we also inject the tree directly with our advanced treatment methods. These include micronutrients, probiotics, and other pest control methods. The best part is that we won’t waste a drop of our solutions on other people’s properties or risk you having an awkward encounter with your neighbor due to overspray. Since we directly inject our products into your trees, this intravenous treatment method ensures that you are getting everything you pay for.

How It Works

Here are the advanced treatment methods used to protect your trees:

  • Soil retention materials
  • Plant growth regulators for water retention
  • Essential nutrients to help build the strength of the trees
  • Injecting supplemental water into the root zone (which is compliant with water use restrictions)
  • Monitoring for the onset of diseases like boring beetles

The equipment we use includes truck-mounted rigs with 200-gallon tanks and 400 feet of hose, spray nozzles, and injection probes. We use the Tree-IV system (which is like giving a tree intravenous fluids and medicine).

Working With The Pros

We recommend this treatment be performed early and repeatedly throughout the dry season for any trees that are not receiving adequate irrigation moisture. If you notice signs of tree stress, then it’s time to call the professionals.

After we inspect your property, our Smith’s Pest Management lawn protection experts will make recommendations as to how to protect your trees and soil from the inevitable droughts that occur in Napa, San Benito, Sonoma, San Mateo, Santa Clara counties, and the surrounding area. That’s what sets us apart from the rest: the customer-focused approach to provide specific treatments for exactly what’s plaguing your property. Call us today to schedule an inspection with one of our lawn protection experts.

Proudly serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma counties.

Jack J. - Santa Cruz, CA

“My home is surrounded by an orchard. Hundreds of gophers. I have a lawn and a Japanese garden. I have tried to control the gophers myself, upon failing, I hired three companies, who also failed. I discovered Smith’s. They saved my lawn and garden. Nice people too. Worth the money. Trap three or four every month. It is either them or no lawn and garden.”