Rutland HortPRO Landscape Protection

HortPRO Landscape Protection

The HortPRO Landscape Protection program is designed to protect the investment you have made in the landscaping around your home. This comprehensive program will give your landscape everything it needs to reach its full potential with vibrant blooms and strong growth. With this program, we continually monitor the landscape and get ahead of any issues before they get out of control and affect the health and appearance of the landscape.

Program Includes:

  • 1 Deep Root Zone Fertilization
  • 1 Horticultural Oil(Dormant Oil)
  • Spring Insect/Disease Control
  • Summer Insect/Disease Control
  • Fall Insect/Disease Control
  • Continual Monitoring and Prevention
  • **FREE Service Calls

Additional HortPro Offerings

Deer Repellant

Deer repellant is an integral part of any tree and shrub program especially in the suburbs. As the winter drags on and the snow gets deeper, deer are unable to get the required food needed to survive the harsh winter. Naturally, they look at your landscape as an “all-they-can-eat” buffet.

Utilizing an organic product called Miller’s Hot Sauce, which is a product based on capsaicin(hot-pepper extract) and we spray this on any susceptible plants on your landscape. Not only will this prevent them by smell, but if they do get brave enough to take a bite, they will not like the taste and will cease enjoying your landscape.

The good news is, this will cause no damage to the deer and is completely organic. So give us a call and let’s talk about how we can prevent deer from destroying your landscape this winter!


Winter can be very stressful on trees and shrubs. Extreme temperatures, strong winds, heavy snow and ice storms can all take a toll. The most common threat to plantings during winter is water loss. As the ground freezes, plants are unable to draw up essential moisture so the leaves begin to sacrifice their stored moisture. Additionally, harsh winds blow across the leaves drawing out more moisture potentially leading to sunscald, windburn or — in extreme cases — plant death.

With proper care and the right tools, you can reduce the impact of these harsh elements. The experts at Rutland TurfCare  suggest treating broadleaf evergreens with a natural antidesiccant. Newly transplanted trees and young trees will also benefit from this treatment.

What are Antidesiccants?

Antidesiccants are compounds that, when applied correctly, slow the loss of water from plants. They work by creating a thin barrier over the leaf stomata (the leaf’s pore) locking in moisture. Antidesiccants are especially beneficial at times when roots are unable to take up sufficient water due to a lack of available ground moisture.

SpecialtyTrunk Injections

Trunk injection is the most effective alternative to spraying or soil applied pesticides for tree insect or pest control. Trunk injection equipment injects formulations directly into the trunk where it is quickly taken up by the vascular system and distributed throughout the tree.


Unlike spraying or soil applications, we inject directly into the tree, limiting any impact to your family, the applicator, and the environment around you.

Give us a call for a FREE quote to protect your beautiful landscape!

Gypsy Moth Spraying

The gypsy moth, native to Europe and Asia, is an invasive moth that defoliates hundreds of acres of forests from New England west to Michigan and south to Virginia, and also on the west coast from California to British Columbia.

It was introduced to the United States in 1869 when French artist, astronomer, and amateur entomologist Leopold Trouvelot imported some eggs of this species to Medford, Massachusetts, with the idea of breeding a silk-spinning caterpillar that was more resistant to disease than the domesticated silkworm. Unfortunately, the caterpillars escaped into his backyard. About 10 years later, they began to appear in large swarms, and by the late 1880s they were causing severe defoliation in the area.

Gypsy moths belong to the widespread family of tussock moths, some of which show cyclical population booms and crashes. During a boom, or outbreak, they can cause massive defoliation most likely in uniform stands of tree species, particularly oaks.

Here at Rutland TurfCare, we can protect not only your landscape from these invasive pests, but prevent them before any damage occurs. Give us a call to discuss the needs on your property!

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