Root fertilization is important to ensure that your trees and shrubs are getting the nutrients they need to encourage healthy growth and to fight off disease and pests. Fertilization is especially important for landscaped trees in urban areas, where soil nutrient depletion is extremely common. With deep root fertilization you can restore the nutrient balance in the soil and enjoy more beautiful, healthy, and vibrant trees.
What is Deep Root Fertilization?
Deep Root Fertilizing works by injecting a balanced mixture of minerals and nutrients directly into the soil around the root systems of your trees to promote this absorption. For most trees, this means applying the fertilizer directly below the surface of the soil. However, bigger trees require a slightly more complex approach. The most common way of injecting these fertilizers is with the use of a special “soil needle”. The liquid fertilizer solution is pumped through that needle deep into the soil.
Why Do Trees Need to Be Fertilized?
Trees rely on their root systems to obtain nutrients and minerals from the soil. If there are soil deficiencies, it is challenging for trees to get the sustenance they require for healthy growth.
As organic material is broken down over time with the help of micro-organisms, essential nutrients and minerals are added back into the soil for plant roots to absorb. In many metropolitan areas, the essential organic matter needed to feed the trees – things like leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste – are cleaned up and taken away…which means essential nutrients are also being taken away. With the help of deep root fertilization, those vital nutrients and minerals are supplemented to support tree growth.