Tree fertilization is a crucial part of your trees health. Whether your tree needs to be fertilized or not all depends on the quality of the soil. Trees need several minerals in the soil such as magnesium, zinc, nitrogen, copper, boron and several other elements. In the wild, trees get these minerals from fallen leaves and needles that decay into the soil. In urban areas, people rake leaves up off their yards, preventing the soil from getting the proper nutrients that it needs. If your soil is lacking any of these elements to a certain extent, your tree and the area around it most likely needs fertilization.
Without proper fertilization, trees are much more prone to disease. Their growth can also be severely slowed. Healthy trees can make the difference in taking your yard from looking average, to looking plush, colorful and perfect.
First thing we do is observe your soil. Sometimes it is obvious that soil is unhealthy simply by looking at and running your hands through it. If it is not obvious to the human eye, we run a few simple tests on the soil around your tree to see what kind of quality it is.
If your soil is lacking the proper nutrients we then spread fertilizer around the base of the tree and spread it throughout the soil. Please keep in mind that the fertilizer a trained arborist lays down on your property is much different than what the typical person would find at a store. For example, if your soil is lacking a certain nutrient more than the other, our fertilizer mixture will consist mostly of the nutrient that is lacking. This way your soil will not be over fertilized and become too acidic.
The Benefits of Fertilization
More often then not, buying fertilizer at the store and laying it down on your property will fail. The store's fertilizer is generally not specific enough to your soil's needs. When calling us and having a trained arborist fertilize your trees, you are almost ensuring that your trees will grow healthy and be free from disease. Fertilizing gives the following benefits:
- Promotes more rapid growth in a trees early years.
- Prevents disease and decay from taking place.
- Keeps soil healthy for winter time when the tree in survival mode.
- Allows recovery for trees that are in poor health.
- Alleviates most discoloration.
- Helps trees absorb water more efficiently.
We take our trees for granted more often than not. It can be a hassle to spend the money on fertilization, but it is worth it. Trees need the proper nutrients to prosper and sometimes to give trees the nutrients it needs, the soil around it needs to be fertilized.
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