If you have trees in your yard, you may not think much about fertilizing them until you start to see signs of distress. Deep root fertilizing is done by injecting liquid fertilizer into the soil near a tree’s roots with a long, narrow tool. Deep root fertilizing is beneficial to your trees for several reasons.
- Quick Absorption. If your tree is showing signs of distress that can be remedied with nutrients, deep root fertilizing with a slow-release liquid fertilizer is a great option, because it allows the tree to absorb the nutrients much faster than stakes or pellets. This method also aerates the soil, allowing for better absorption of water and nutrients.
- Accurate Dosage. Deep root fertilizing is much more accurate in dosage because it can be applied precisely where it is needed instead of being spread across the soil with stakes and pellets.
- Customization. Since no two trees are exactly alike, customization of the blend of nutrients can supply your tree with the exact nutrients it needs to regain optimal health.
- Fall Fertilization. Before you do deep root fertilizing, check to ensure your trees really need it. Fertilizing your trees at the wrong time can lead to dieback and burning. If you determine that your trees are in need of fertilizer, fall is the best time for an application, because it will help your trees maintain their health through colder seasons and provide the nutrients needed for spring growth.
If you think your trees could benefit from deep root fertilizing, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at Hudson Tree Services today!