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Why Your Trees Need Deep Root Fertilization

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Your trees and shrubs represent a significant investment in your property, but with everything going on around the holidays – coupled with spending more time inside because of colder temperatures – it is easy to overlook some beneficial opportunities to show them some love. That’s why we, the professionals at Nutri-Green, are here to help.

Deciduous trees and shrubs have lost their leaves, or at the very least have lost all the color in their leaves. Just before the leaves drop, these plants pull in all the nutrients from the leaves and store them in the roots for the winter. They also use their roots over winter to gather up and store available water. The next spring, they force the stored nutrients back up the trunk and into the branches in order to help with new growth.

This cycle from leaves to roots and back up to the branches makes the timing of our fall deep root fertilization applications ideal. Using a probe, we inject a combination of water, soil amendments, and liquid fertilizers all around the root zone of the plants. The roots naturally uptake the water and extra nutrients, and then hold them in reserve until spring temperatures signal the time to bloom and leaf out again next year. With added nutrients, your trees and shrubs will have the necessary food to grow taller and stronger, providing for an overall healthier plant.

Evergreen trees and shrubs function similarly, uptaking nutrients and moisture from their roots over the winter. They differ from their deciduous counterparts in the fact that they don’t drop their “leaves” – actually called needles – in most cases. These plants, rather than changing colors and dropping their leaves, form a wax coating over the needles or leaves that helps to prevent moisture loss during the winter. They, however, equally benefit from a deep root feeding.

At Nutri-Green, we provide this service from now through January. Give us a call today at 918-322-5757 and make sure you are signed up to give your plants a fancy Christmas feast. Mention this blog and save $20.00 on your deep root fertilization.

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