Plant Health Care

What’s Bugging You?

At Burkholder Plant Health Care (PHC) we not only treat the insects and diseases that are impacting your plants, we protect your gardens from the animals that feed on and damage them. We also protect your family and pets from insects that bite, sting and can spread illness through our plant health care program.

At Burkholder, we know that the most economically efficient approach to protecting your investment in your landscape is to maintain plant health rather than fall into a cycle of constant plant decline, replacement, and redesign. In its ideal form, plant health care (PHC) is very similar to the model of human health care, with an emphasis on preventive measures and building resiliency, with intervention only called for when the threat gains an edge over the body’s natural defenses. Also for plants, the greatest resiliency is held within healthy specimens under stable abiotic conditions; however, soil nutrition, physiological problems, pest attacks, and weather conditions can work against and overcome these natural defenses.

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Mosquitos and Ticks

Spotted Lanternfly

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Deer Damage

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Plant Insects

Yellow Plants

Plant Disease

Enhance and Sustain Your Landscape with Professional Plant Health Care

If you ask any horticulturist how to ensure plant health and vigor, they will likely give some version of “put the right plant in the right place at the right time.” However, landscape design requires that site suitability be only one of many planting considerations, not the only consideration. It is very common then that plants are established in places that are less than ideal for growth and vigor due to soil condition, available nutrients, water balance, sun exposure, and pest pressure. This predisposes most plants in the landscape to a weak stance, requiring consistent attention to current threats while amending the site over time to better fulfill the needs of the plant and building a more sustainable ecological system. Advanced ecologically based plant health care is possible in an engineered landscape setting, permitting maintenance of a beautiful aesthetic as well as a diverse and beneficial ecosystem, thus providing the greatest overall return on your investment in your landscape.

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At Burkholder Plant Health Care, our program emphasizes proper diagnosis and precise treatment, using only state-of-the-art, research-backed methods and equipment. Our field specialists are educated, trained, experienced, and certified to manage all insect and disease pests, soil chemistry, and plant physiological problems to deliver genuine, lasting results. The field knowledge of our staff, coupled with the precision of our spray rigs, material selections, and treatment methods allow us to maintain proactive management of all aspects of plant health care, identifying and intercepting problems before they become economically or aesthetically damaging. Our objective is to maintain a close relationship of open and reliable communication with all clients, building the partnerships that will promote development of beautiful, long-lasting, healthy landscapes. From spot treatments to comprehensive, whole-property management and from the largest landscape trees to the smallest bedding plants, Burkholder Plant Health Care has the resources to deliver the attention to detail and professional care that your landscape deserves.

Our Plant Health Care Services Include

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Pest Management

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Targeted Pest Management
  • Invasive Species Management
  • Pests of Human and Animal Health
  • Organic Pest Management

Soil Care

  • Spring Soil Amendment
  • Fall Soil Amendment
  • Prescription Soil Treatment
  • Soil Restoration
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Cultural Management

  • Root Collar Excavation
  • Girdling Root Removal
  • Root Zone Invigoration
  • Sanitation Pruning
  • Corrective Pruning
  • Plant/Tree Supports
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Weed Management

  • Pre-Emergent Weed Control
  • Post-Emergent Weed Control
  • Invasive Weed/Invasive Plant Control
  • Organic Weed Control

Biological Control

  • Predaceous Mites
  • Green Lacewing/Brown Lacewing
  • Ladybird Beetles
  • Praying Mantis
  • Wheel Bug/Assassin Bug

Growth Regulation

  • Root Application (trees)
  • Foliar Application (shrubs)
  • Broadcast Application (turf)
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Deer Browse Deterrents

  • Spring/Summer Deer Management
  • Fall/Winter Deer Management
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  • Plant Health Evaluation/Property Mapping
  • Soil Nutrition Analysis
  • Plant Tissue Analysis/Nutrient
  • Plant Tissue Analysis/Pest Damage

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Location & Hours

Design Offices
359 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355

Monday - Friday: 7 - 5
Saturday and Sunday: 8 - 12

PA HIC #035148

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