Professional Plant Diagnosis ~ In-store & Online
Our team of experts, including Jim Hole (B.Sc. in Agriculture, Certified Pesticide Applicator & Certified Arborist), will professionally diagnose the issue and Hole's will contact you with your report and treatment plan.
Professional diagnosis of plant problem
Soil test that includes: pH, salts & texture
Recommendations for treatment, if necessary
Follow up gardening tips
What to bring with you
Proper plant sample size is critical for accurate diagnosis. The larger the plant sample size the better. Affected and non-affected leaves, branches, bark should be included.
To ensure woody specimens (branches, stem sections, roots and crowns) don't dry out wrap in damp paper towel if necessary and enclose in plastic bag.
Dig up plants rather than pulling them from the ground to preserve feeder roots.
Weed identification often requires the entire plant and it must be in good shape.
Sample garden soil from test area down to 15cm depth. Collect a 250ml sample.
Potting soil sample should be 1/2 cup (125ml) and taken from the middle of the pot.
Tupperware or other sealed containers are ideal for preserving insect/disease pests and reducing drying of samples. Keep samples in a cool spot to slow deterioration.
Photo of the whole tree
Photo of the trunk where it meets the soil
Photo of the affected area
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