Growth regulators are useful in a number of scenarios and may be administered as a spray or drench. Oftentimes we use growth regulators on trees to allow ample recovery time after construction or injury to the root zone. Growth Regulators may also be used to keep trees away from structures, out of power lines, or simply reduce routine maintenance.
What are the benefits of using growth regulators?
Improve root systems
Growth Regulators reduce foliage production and encourage root growth making it an ideal application for injured root systems and stressed trees. It can even be used before a construction project as a sort of preconditioner for the stress the tree might endure.
One of the most beneficial applications for growth regulators is on trees that are encroaching on power lines or structures. Pruning a tree to accommodate power lines or structures tend to have a negative impact on the tree’s health. Bad cuts and stress due to extreme foliage reduction are good examples.
As an added benefit, growth regulators can enhance the appearance of foliage. This is due to increased chlorophyll production resulting in greener leaves.
Elevate resistance to disease
Growth regulators increase a tree’s resistance to disease and insect infestation.
Shrubs that require routine maintenance multiple times throughout the growing season are prime candidates for this application. Growth regulators can also be used on lawns do reduce mowing requirements.
If you are interested in learning more about growth regulators, please give us a call today. We offer services in and around Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, as well as Lakewood, Colorado.