Deep Root Fertilization 101

Deep root fertilization is vital for maintaining the beauty of your landscape. Like all living things, plants require nutrients in order to grow strong and healthy. Deep root tree fertilization is like giving your plants a vitamin exactly where they need it the most. While the traditional fertilization method distributes treatments around the tree, deep root tree fertilization goes beneath the surface and directly to the roots.

The process

Deep root fertilization is done by certified arborists (like us!) using high-pressured equipment to inject a balanced mix of fertilizer and tree nutrients directly into the root base of the tree. Once injected into the root zone, the materials help aerate and provide much needed oxygen and nutrients to the root system.

Top benefits of deep root tree fertilization

o   Minimizes soil compactions by loosening the soil, allowing the tree roots to breathe easier.

o   Reduces damage from insects and disease by repairing underground effects with highly concentrated nutrients.  

o   Provides efficient soil aeration by giving the roots easy access to water and nutrients that are essential for growth.

o   Allows for better root function by promoting root growth which increases the health and stability of your trees.

Why you should hire a professional

While it is possible for property owners to accomplish this process themselves, in many cases, inexperience can do more damage than good. For example, digging too deep can damage your tree and be wasted effort on your end. Professional arborists are trained to take into consideration variables such as tree species, soil conditions, tree age, tree health, tree location, weather and stress conditions that will factor into the tree fertilizer. We have years of experience applying the proper fertilizer, in the precise location, with the correct equipment to do the job well.  

When is the best time to fertilize?

Fall is the best time to do deep root fertilization because it will help your landscape overcome the summer stress and prepare for the harsh winter months. By stocking your trees and shrubs with food ahead of the winter months, you will proactively aid in helping them thrive come spring.

Call us to schedule your deep root fertilization today!