Deep root fertilization is an excellent way to ensure that your trees get the nutrients they need when they need them. Unlike pellet or stake fertilization, deep root fertilization is much more accurate, with even dosing. The target tree will also absorb the nutrients faster, and there is no risk of the fertilizer getting washed away by the rain.
Here are three signs your trees need deep root fertilization:
Trees Are Growing In Compacted Soil
If your trees are growing in compacted soil, it can cause slowed water and nutrient intake due to reducing root function. Deep root fertilization can help lessen that compaction through aeration of the soil during the injection.
Trees Are Not Able To Get Nutrients From Surrounding Soil
Trees in nutrient-poor soil or those unable to efficiently absorb nutrients can benefit from deep root fertilization. Nutrient deficiency is trees often show signs like yellowing leaves, dying branches, and poor growth. An ISA-certified arborist will always inspect your trees to ensure the best course of treatment.
Trees Are Showing Signs Of Little To No Annual Growth
If your trees are showing stagnant growth, they could benefit from deep root fertilization. Fertilizing in the spring can help assist your trees to recover from the stress of winter and help them resume average growth.
Get A Professional To Perform Deep Root Fertilization
As always, before you perform any fertilization on your trees, make sure that it is needed. This task can be accomplished by using a soil test and watching your trees for symptoms of nutrient deficiency.
Deep root fertilization is best done by a professional trained to understand the correct ratio of nutrients and test your soil to determine if your tree will benefit. The professional ISA-certified arborists at Hansen’s Tree Service stand ready to provide you with excellent tree consultations and hassle-free estimates.