Many new homeowners have a long-standing tradition of planting a tree on their property. As a way to mark their time in the house, they plant a tree. This is a magical way to see the passing of time. What do you do if a tree or other tree on your property dies? Is there a quick way to give it the nutrients it requires? This is why deep root feeds may be the best choice for trees on your Pinellas County property.
What is Fertilization?
Lawn care professionals and arborists use fertilizers to add nutrients to plants. Fertilizers are applied to lawns in order to promote healthy grass growth. It can be difficult to find a way to fertilize trees. Most plants have shallow roots and can be easily fed with nutrient-rich products that are applied to the surface soil. Tree roots, however, are more difficult and require deeper fertilizer. There is a way to get fertilizer deeper.
What is Deep Root Fertilization?
Deep root fertilization provides fertilizer with a way to reach deep underground. Deep root fertilization is a process that helps fertilizer reach the roots of trees. How does this work? It all starts with one of our highly-trained lawn care technicians inspecting your trees. They will inspect your trees for signs of disease, death, and other threats to their health. Your technician will insert an 8-12 inch hollow pipe into the soil around the tree’s base if they discover problems that can be solved by deep root fertilization. The technician will connect the pipe to a machine that pumps nutrients deep underground, where they can be absorbed by roots.
Why Trees Need Fertilization
Not all trees that need fertilization are dying trees. Fertilization is essential for healthy plant growth. It is usually helpful in almost all situations. The key nutrients that trees need are nitrogen and phosphorus. Let’s look at each of these nutrients. You can sprinkle nitrogen around the base of trees to increase their speed. To be properly absorbed, phosphorus moves slower and must be applied underground. Potassium is found in large amounts in the soil and moves slightly slower than nitrogen. It is not usually needed as a nutritional supplement.
Arborwise Tree Service Can Help Your Trees
Arborwise Tree Service believes that a healthy home is a key to a happy lifestyle. Our team is happy to assist you with all your lawn care needs, whether you’re a new homeowner or an old resident. We offer everything you need to keep your property green and healthy. To learn more about our tree care programs or to find the most suitable lawn care plan for your Arlington property, contact the experts at Arborwise Tree Service. We will help you navigate your options and find the best one to meet your lawn-care needs.
This post was written by a professional arborist at Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care. Robert Miller is the owner of Arbor Wise Professional Tree Care, a locally owned and operated tree service company that offers superb lawn care by the most experienced Arborists. Arborwise Tree Services is a tree removal company that offers stump removal, tree pruning, stump grinding, fertilization, and tree restoration. We have an extraordinary lawn care industry notoriety covering the Pinellas county area. Click here for more information!