Tree & Shrub Fertilization
Trees and shrubs are an essential part of any landscape design. Trees and shrubs can provide you with added privacy in your yard, they can add shade that allows you to enjoy your outdoor space, they can be used for recreation to hang a hammock or a swing, and they can even be part of a garden where you grow your favorite fruits. No matter the reasons for having trees and shrubs in your backyard, one thing remains true: they need to be healthy and strong.
Over time even the healthiest trees can start to decline. There are plenty of risks to your trees, including:
- Insect infestations
- Fungus or bacteria
- Lack of proper nutrients
- Improper watering or care
- Weather or climate-related issues
These things can cause your trees to die, sometimes suddenly and sometimes it could take years to see the signs of distress, but by the time they show up it’s often too late to save the tree. Unfortunately, many people don’t have the knowledge about what nutrients trees and shrubs need, which is why you should hire a professional tree care company to fertilize.
The Importance of Tree & Shrub Fertilization
Simply planting a tree or shrub in your yard and watering it regularly won’t guarantee that it will thrive. Some trees are self-sustaining and can make it with little intervention, but other require specific care. Trees and shrubs planted away from their native soil (in your yard instead of a forest, for example) will need fertilizers to provide all the essential nutrients for proper growth.
Why You Need a Professional for Tree & Shrub Fertilization
There are plenty of products available at the local garden or big box store for fertilizing trees and shrubs, but these generalized products are designed for a very broad range of tree and shrub species, which means they may be lacking in specific nutrients for your trees and shrubs. An average homeowner without advanced training in tree care may not even know where to look to find which nutrients are best for each tree and shrub. That’s where the professionals at Affordable Tree Care in Murray come in.
We know exactly what types of nutrients each tree species needs, in what quantity, and on what schedule, for optimal growth. We also know the best ways to administer fertilizer so it reaches deep into the roots of the trees and shrubs without causing damage. We have the skills to ensure that the fertilizer reaches more of the root system and is more evenly distributed so it’s as effective as possible. We can also help prevent insect infestations and other harmful things that could kill your trees.
Call today to learn more about our tree fertilization and shrub fertilization services or to schedule your first service.