Your trees provide your landscape with significant beauty and comfort and increased property value. Your trees will benefit with the regular care and attention similar to what you give to your turf. Like your grass, your trees can also benefit from fertilization. Deep root fertilization from Scientific Plant Service provides your trees with the nutrients they need to stay healthy and vigorous through all seasons. If you are unfamiliar with these treatments, read on to learn more about the benefits and how this process works.
What Is Deep Root Fertilization?
Deep root fertilization is designed for trees and shrubs that have roots deep under the surface. When these roots cannot find the nutrients they need to thrive, the tree will start to decline in health. The deep root fertilization process must be applied by an experienced professional, as special equipment is used to inject a blend of essential nutrients under the soil’s surface and into the root zone. Deep root feeding helps reduce the possibility of these nutrients being absorbed by your grassroots system, washed away by water, or blown away by the wind.
The Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization
The unique Scientific Plant Service blend features the primary fertilizer blended to our specifications, with additional nutrients, trace minerals, stabilizers, and root enhancement products added. Our custom injection probes have digital meters to ensure that the proper amount of solution is applied to each tree.
What does this treatment provide for your trees? Fertilization of your tree roots provides a few key benefits, including:
- It rejuvenates and improves the soil structure.
- It reduces compaction around trees or shrubs, and makes it easier for the root systems to absorb nutrients, water, and oxygen.
- It stimulates growth, allowing roots to grow fast and strong.
- Healthy and vigorously growing trees and shrubs can develop a better resistance to plant diseases and pests.
How Do You Know Whether Your Trees Can Use This Treatment?
How can you tell that your tree needs fertilization? There are a few signs you can look for which indicate that your tree will benefit from deep root fertilization:
- Stunted growth – When a tree can’t get all the nutrients it needs, it will slow its growth to conserve energy.
- Thin or patchy foliage – If a tree is lacking nutrients, it will cut off resources to twigs and branches to conserve energy.
- Yellow leaves – Nutrient deficiency shows up in a tree’s leaves, making them yellow instead of healthy green.
- Dropped leaves – Your tree may drop leaves during the growing season when it doesn’t have enough nutrients and food energy to support them.
- Insects and diseases – A stressed tree has fewer natural defenses and is more susceptible to attacks from insect pests and diseases.
The best time for this treatment is in the fall. This is the time when fertilization can help your landscape overcome summer stress and prepare for winter. After the treatment, your trees or shrubs will develop reserves of nutrients in their root systems during the rest of the year. These reserves improve root development and plant health and help your trees bounce back in spring with bright green foliage.
Because the Scientific Plant Service treatment is designed to last a long time, we recommend deep root feeding every other year.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.