Tree & Shrub Fertilization

Fertilization of Your Landscape Plantings

Trees, like all other living plants, have many nutritional requirements for sustained growth and reproduction. There are various methods of determining the available nutrients in the soil, as well as methods of determining the amount of nutrients absorbed by the tree. When certain nutrients are deficient in the soil, fertilizers may be able to correct the deficiency. Fertilizers come in many forms and are applied in many ways. The amount and kind of vegetation in the area, as well as the reasons for fertilization are critical factors in determining the application method to use.

Proper Fertility programs can improve the appearance, growth, flowering and overall health and value of your landscape plants. Family Trees' custom blend of micro & macro nutrients combined with bio stimulants & root enhancer's will supply your plants with the nutrients that they need to flourish.

Addition of the correct amount of fertilizer can promote healthy flower production and foliage growth while an excessive fertilizer application can decrease plant health and can lead to decline and death. Over application or incorrect application of fertilizer can contribute to polluting our rivers, streams, lakes, and estuaries. Excess fertilizer can increase the likelihood of some plant diseases. Fertilizing plants that have already outgrown their allotted space can only lead to more pruning. A moderate rate of growth and good, green color is desired for most woody plants. Excessive vigor, which is evident by lush, green leaves and long shoot growth is often undesirable. Such plants are more susceptible to injury by cold in winter, are more likely to be broken during wind and ice storms, and usually will require more pruning than plants making moderate growth.

Most nutrients are available to forest plants but are lacking in most suburban landscapes. We offer healthy diets of Nitrogen - Phosphorus - Potassium for Family Tree trees and shrubs with a trained Professional who will taylor a program for your specific landscape needs.

Family Tree and Turf Care ®uses the following methods to fertilize your landscape plantings:

Deep Root Fertilization

Deep root fertilization is a process where a high quality nutrient solution is injected into the root zone of trees. The materials are injected into the root zone under pressure which helps aerate or provide much needed oxygen to the root system. The soil injection begins just below the surface and goes to a depth of twelve to fourteen inches. Soil injection sites are placed two to three feet apart in a grid pattern under the canopy area and beyond the drip line.

 There will be instances where severe root damage has occurred, soil compaction exists, or other health problems are present. In these instances, it may be recommended to increase the frequency in order to improve conditions in and around the root zone which can improve overall health and vigor.

Roots are opportunistic and develop where ever oxygen, nutrients, and moisture are present. Ongoing deep root fertilization programs improve the oxygen content, microbial activity, and nutrient levels within the soil, leading to improved environmental conditions around and within the root zone.







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