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Deep Root Fertilization

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What is Deep Root Fertilization?

Liquid, time-release fertilizer is pressure-injected in a grid pattern into the root zone of the tree or shrub using this method. Trees and shrubs that are well-fed are more resistant to disease, insect attack, and drought.

Benefits of DRF

Deep root fertilization will help your trees and shrubs stay healthy and produce lush foliage that adds beauty and charm to your home. For optimum gain, liquid fertilizer is pumped directly into the root region. Its slow-release operation ensures that fragile feeding roots are not burned. Soil compaction may also be helped by deep root fertilization. Aeration of the soil is aided by liquid fertilizer pumped under pressure into the root region. It creates air bubbles, which helps the root system get the oxygen it needs. We use a slow-release fertilizer at Tree Surgeon Plymouth.

This method of fertilization is particularly effective for trees and shrubs that flourish in lawns or are covered by other plants such as ivy or other ground covers. The nutrient is injected below the surface vegetation's roots in order to benefit the trees and shrubs' marginally deeper roots. Surface fertilization, such as that used on lawns, is rarely beneficial to trees and shrubs. When manure is added to the field, the dense, fibrous roots of lawns and ground covers the use and retain the nutrients, keeping them from accessing the deeper sub-surface soil layer, where tree and shrub roots live. To better treat the more important tree and shrub issues, micronutrients like iron and manganese, systemic insecticides, and Mycorrhizae can be applied to fertilizer.

Ideal fertilization times

You're removing future fertilizer recovery for the soil as you brush away leaves, twigs, and fallen bark. Furthermore, the grass that grows around the trees is unnatural, and it often outcompetes trees for nitrogen and water. To imitate nature, you need to fertilize your trees with a slow-release fertilizer.

Fertilizing in the fall lets the soil regain nutrients that were depleted during the summer. It supports root development throughout the winter (if the soil is not frozen). It encourages a new flush of growth in the season. Furthermore, it greens up tree leaves, keeping them bright throughout the summer and into the fall. It instills essential nutrients that help the tree stay stable and avoid infection.

When to call Tree Surgeon Plymouth?

Contact our arborist for a consultation on a daily basis or anytime the tree starts to exhibit signs of illness. If your tree's roots are dying down, you must move fast to save it. Since trees die from the tips of their branches down, dying branches are a sign that something is wrong. When there are no leaves on the tree, look for leaves that have dried up but have not fallen from the tree, and split one of the twigs if it snaps, as if the wood is dry, it is a dead branch.

You should email us at Tree Surgeon Plymouth for an examination of the tree's condition. You will get a free tree review as well as an estimation of what can be achieved and the costs associated with it.

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