Healthy, nutrient-rich soil is the lifeblood of your trees and shrubs. Our licensed professionals will analyze your property to ensure that your soil contains enough nutrients to sustain your trees.

By analyzing your soil’s pH balance, which measures acidity, we can determine what type of fertilizer will maximize your soil’s growing potential. Different soil conditions call for different fertilization strategies.

Fertilization is a vital part of your trees health because nutrient deficiencies in the soil can lead to more serious problems.

Distinctive Tree Care provides CT lawn care and fertilization services throughout the Greater Hartford area including South Windsor, Glastonbury, Tolland, Manchester, Vernon, Enfield, Windsor, Somers, Ellington, West Hartford, Farmington, Simsbury, Canton and beyond.

Contact us today to book your appointment or to receive a free evaluation and estimate from one of our licensed arborists.

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PHC: Plant Health Care


The objective of PHC is to maintain or improve the landscape’s appearance, vitality and “in the case of trees” safety, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices and treatments available. Plant Health Care involves monitoring, using preventive treatments, and adopting a strong commitment to working closely with you, the tree owner.


While trees are dominant ornamental features in your home landscape, they share this area with turfgrasses, shrubs, and bedding plants. And all these plants have one resource in common: the soil. The roots of trees, shrubs, turfgrass, and bedding plants intermingle and compete for water and nutrients. In fact, the roots of a single mature tree may extend 60 feet or more out into your lawn or flower beds. Every treatment applied to the lawn (fertilizer and herbicide, for example) can impact the appearance and vitality of a tree. Conversely, treatments applied to a tree, such as pruning and fertilizing, can influence the appearance and vitality of the underlying turfgrass. The care of each plant in a landscape can affect the health of every plant in that landscape.


Trees and shrubs represent a considerable long-term investment in your landscape. With proper care, these plants can provide beautiful surroundings, cooling shade, and many other benefits for decades. Arborists have the experience and training to detect many potential tree and shrub problems before they become life threatening or hazardous. In addition, arborists can make tree and shrub recommendations, such as species selection and placement, to keep many problems from occurring in the first place. Arborists can also consult with other landscape services you may use, lawn care for example, to ensure that the treatments are coordinated and will not be harmful to your trees and shrubs.


Because ornamental trees and shrubs can quickly succumb to problems, routine monitoring and timely treatments can protect your landscape investment and reduce expenses. A monitoring visit to your landscape might reveal

  • A hidden infestation of tent caterpillars that may soon defoliate the ornamental crab-apples in your front yard
  • A weakly attached branch that may fail and damage the house
  • Improperly pruned shrubs that are not flowering as abundantly as they should.

Your Plant Health Care specialist can recommend treatments and changes in maintenance practices that can eliminate these problems while maximizing the safety and aesthetic quality of your landscape.

*above PHC information obtained from treesaregood.com/treecare/phc


PHC BioPak is a unique, dry, water soluble inoculant with beneficial bacteria. This product enriches the soil profile with beneficial microbes which act as a sustainable fertility ecosystem.

  • BioPak is all-natural and water soluble.
  • BioPak inoculates depleted soils with beneficial bacteria.
  • BioPak promotes improved crop yields.
  • It also helps recovery of stressed plants.
  • Helps with transplant shock.
  • BioPak increases organic content of the soil.
  • Improves fertility in the root zone.
  • Increases the natural bio-activity in sterile or depleted soils
  • Application rate is 2 teaspoon per gallon of water.