Why is Lawn Fertilizer Necessary?November 30, 2021
Organic Lawn Care vs Traditional Lawn CareNovember 30, 2021
Why Should You Fertilize Your Trees?
The Best Time To Fertilize Trees
Fertilize trees in the spring. Apply an all-purpose organic fertilizer evenly around the base of the tree, making sure that you include all of the tree's roots, especially those in the top foot of soil. The tree's foliage can prevent full development of new leaves and branches, so it's important to water the tree well after application to ensure that the fertilizer reaches its most vital areas.
Fertilizer should also be applied once in late winter after there is sufficient growth of grass. Water well after applying fertilizer to make the nutrients available to the tree. For the best results, fertilize trees in two applications two to four weeks apart.
To ensure that the tree gets the nutrients it needs to flourish, fertilize one week after you plant and then twice more at four to six week intervals. If the tree is young, apply the fertilizer to the root zone just before watering. Worms and other soil insects will be attracted to the dug out earth and can damage tender roots.
Will Fertilizer Help a Dying Tree?
It depends. Sometimes a tree can be saved and other times it may be too late. Soils with organic fertilizers remain loose and airy which can help a dying tree. Fertilizers are another item that can help your dilemma on how to save a dying tree. When using fertilizers, avoid sprinkling or spraying it too much to the trees.
Fertilizers can help dying trees by keeping the soil loose and airy. Fertilizer is an item that can help save a dying tree; it makes it much easier to breath. Also, fertilizer helps the soil eat the food and become strong again, which will make your trees stronger as well.
Using a fertilizer containing ingredients such as fishmeal, bone meal, alfalfa meal, blood meal, cottonseed meal and/or a good compost will help a dying tree. The organic fertilizers help keep the soil loose and airy.
What is Killing My Trees?
Tree decline is any significant retardation of tree vigor or growth. Bacterial or fungal diseases; extreme weather; drought; flooding; compaction of the root zone; poor soils; planting too deeply; inadequate space for roots; and many more factors may be involved in tree decline. The keys to controlling tree decline, therefore, are recognition of the problems and knowledge of what to do about them.
Many factors above and below ground can cause tree decline. The most common causes are poor soil conditions, insufficient water, compaction of the root zone, inadequate space for roots, root disease, dog damage, lawn care methods which damage the root zone (excessive watering, overcompaction caused by mowing), planting too deeply, drought stress, high salt levels in the soil after a winter storm has salted the lawn.
Preventative Maintenance is Essential For Tree and Shrubs
Tree and shrub diseases appear at different times in the seasons and change under different weather conditions. When you sign up for a preventative program, we carefully match each round, product, and timing to target the specific time of season and weather conditions for the year.
In order to help defend your valuable landscape from the damage done by these costly disease organisms, our team of experts will create a customized tree and shrub care program that helps you save time and money. This helps you enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your landscape, garden, and trees are being professionally protected from tree and plant diseases.
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