There is actually a difference between trees growing in the forest and trees placed in a landscape because trees in the forest can be naturally fertilized. Fallen, decaying leaves and dead branches create natural fertilizer. The trees around your property tend to need a more direct method of fertilization. When you fertilize, it will help the tree to grow to full size, live longer and be more aesthetically pleasing.
Fertilizer is any natural or chemical substance that is added to soil to increase the nutrient content of the soil. Nutrients can come in two groups – micro- and macronutrients. A trained professional will know what your tree needs based on its current nutrient levels, and the timeframe for fertilizing that tree will depend on its age. A tree at any age may be getting acceptable nutrients from the soil already, but the quality of your soil is mostly determined by your region and current plant care if any.
Do new trees need fertilizer?
Fertilization at the time of planting a new tree should be done with care. Only certain fertilizers can benefit new trees, which is why you should consult with one of our trained professionals. We will help you to find a slow-release, low-burn fertilizer, such as Davey’s patented Arbor Green PRO®. The soil should always be tested before considering fertilization on these new trees.
Do mature trees need fertilizer?
Mature trees will not require a lot of fertilizer because they grow more slowly. Nevertheless, they can still benefit from the process. Mature trees can benefit from fertilization where there are instances of deficiency. Adding too much of the wrong type of fertilizer around the tree could actually do nothing or damage it, which is why you need a professional to do the job. When you suspect a deficiency, our team will test the soil before prescribing a fertilizer treatment.
Your trees can offer a lot of beauty to your landscape. It’s important to make sure they can reach their fullest potential by maintaining their health with the right treatment and maintenance methods. Jones Brothers can help you to come up with a plan that will meet your goals while providing your plants with what they need.