Ironwood Earthcare Shrub Care Services in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, CO

Shrub Care in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, CO

A well-kept shrub can spruce up your landscape, giving it more color, texture, and structure. They make great focal points for floral displays. However, a poorly maintained one can be a real eyesore and make the rest of your carefully tended landscape look bad. At Ironwood Earthcare, we’ve been helping homeowners with shrub care for years.

Shrub Pruning

Pruning is the method of removing certain parts of a shrub or tree, such as leaves and branches, for maintenance purposes. This practice is a protection strategy against pests and diseases caused by too many leaves, hindering sunlight. Pruning ensures plants remain healthy.

The Benefits of Pruning

Maintainance of Landscape

When pruning is done well, there is the benefit of good fruiting. Flower production becomes healthy in trees and shrubs. As a result, when trimming is done on the hedges for maintenance purposes, it brings about a beautiful layout appearance in one’s property.

Healthy Plants

Pruning keeps the infestation of pests away. This promotes the health of plants. Removal of dead leaves and branches creates space for sunlight penetration and gives room for new growth. There is the advantage of healthy plants and also protection of your property.

Protection of Property and Family

Pruning maintains your compound and reduces risks of pests and habitation of harmful animals such as rodents and snakes. It also alleviates damage to property in case of a storm. As a result, your family also stays peacefully.

When Should You Prune?

Deciduous Shrubs

The appropriate time to prune overgrown shrubs is towards the end of winter and in early spring. Shrubs without foliage or fruit or don’t produce attractive flowers should be pruned in early spring or just before the end of winter. 

Pruning at the right time eliminates flowering for a certain period. This is vital if your consideration is the health of the shrubs.

Evergreen Shrubs

Shrubs that are evergreen like yew must be pruned towards the end of March or before new foliage growth in April. It’s advisable to avoid pruning in the fall since plants are exposed to unfavorable winter conditions.

Shrub Fertilization

The most appropriate time to fertilize trees and shrubs is in early spring. However, if there are favorable conditions to plant growth, like soil moisture, fertilization can be done lightly in summer. Succulents and some native plants do not need fertilizer supplements.

However, the application of granular fertilization is beneficial to rejuvenate growth in early spring. Before fertilization, it’s advisable to do a soil test to determine soil properties is PH, soil type temperature, etc. These factors affect the absorption of nutrients.

Shrub Disease Treatment

Common Insect that infests shrubs

Common harmful insects in Colorado include:

  • Ash Borer. These are very harmful insects that can cause limb damage. They are brownish larvae and create burrows in Ash trees.
  • Emerald Ash Borer. They are bright green and attack the Ash species. Identification is normally clear dead branches at the top of plants.
  • Aphids. They are small, pear in shape. They are found in hues of red, green, gray, and orange. They cause foliage to lose shape and be sticky.

Common Diseases are:

  • Bright- It makes leaves turn brown, starting from the edges inwards. The stems weaken, and the plant dries up. It mostly happens in warm and moist conditions in plants like tomatoes.
  • Box blight-Occurs in leaves of box plants, causing them to turn brown. It’s a fungal disease, and the infected leaves fall out.
  • Grey mould-It is common in plants in humid environments and occurs due to overcrowding.

Our specialized arborists are well trained to deal with any pest or disease and return your lawn to its previous best. Using appropriate pesticides and equipment, we spray the affected plant material without causing extra damage.

Accredited Tree Care Company

Tree service is an exercise that requires expertise. A lot is involved in tree care. Ironwood Earthcare, CO is an accredited company. We are professionals experienced in tree care. We value our customers, and that’s why we respond immediately.

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High-Quality Tree & Lawn Health Care

When it comes to tree and lawn health care in Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, CO, Ironwood Earthcare stands out as a premier service provider. With a commitment to delivering customized solutions tailored to the unique needs of each property, we ensure your trees and lawn thrive year-round. Our team of experts boasts decades of industry knowledge and experience, making us the perfect partners for all your tree, shrub, and lawn care health needs. From routine maintenance to complex tree care projects, Ironwood Earthcare handles every job with precision, professionalism, and efficiency. No matter the size or scope of the project, you can count on Ironwood Earthcare to deliver exceptional results, always on time and within budget.


By choosing our team for your tree and lawn service in Denver and surrounding areas, you’re not just hiring a service provider—you’re gaining a reliable partner dedicated to the health and beauty of your outdoor space. Trust Ironwood Earthcare to enhance the aesthetic appeal and longevity of your trees and lawn, ensuring a vibrant and flourishing landscape for years to come.

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