leftdesign Using Science to Enrich Beautiful Landscapes rightdesign

Growth Regulators

Growth Regulation

Growth Regulators

Growth regulators can be applied to help in various situations. Reducing branch elongation creates tighter, thicker branching making plants stronger and more capable to withstand ice storms and wind shearing. Slowing tree growth by 33% each year during a 3 year period works well for trees that are reaching their desired stage of development while also reducing expensive trimming costs. For shrubs, we recommend a spring trimming to keep them clean and sharp but the application of growth regulators made to shrub hedges will slow growth for 3-6 months reducing labor time involved with trimming the shrubs later in the season. We want shrubs to flush spring growth yet it is important to keep maintenance costs under control by reducing the dollar per hour you are being charged by full service landscape companies to trim hedges 2-3 times a year.

Contact Us

recent blogs...

Annual flowers can introduce a serious fungus to your landscape!

Posted on: August 4, 2015

What you’ll see…is wilting leaves and dieback of branches, often one at a time or on one side of the tree. This can occur over a number of years, with remiss...

© Copyright 2018, Contender's Tree & Lawn Specialists in Michigan. All Rights Reserved. Tree & Lawn Specialists | Michigan SEO

** As of May, 2017. Ratings and reviews on third-party websites may periodically change, please check the third-party websites for up-to-date reviews and ratings. contenders-mi.com Reviews: 4.8 out of 5, based on 5 reviews from Go Smith, Nearby Now, Facebook, Google.