Do I Really Need To Fertilize My Trees And Shrubs?
If you have young plantings or your trees aren't performing the way you think they should, you might be wondering if fertilizing is the answer. Before you jump into it, it's important to do a little research to determine whether or not it's what you need or if you're wasting your time.
Having a professional lawn care service for PH & soil management will help clue you into what exactly is going on under your lawn. Depending on your plantings, if your soil is too acidic or alkaline, they might be struggling. Before you fertilize, knowing your soil's nutrient level and PH can save you troubles later on.
What about new plantings? If your small tree doesn't look to be doing much and you wonder if it needs to be fertilized, keep in mind new plantings are often working hard beneath the ground to develop a strong root system. Fertilizing at the wrong time would encourage top growth, the opposite of what your new plant needs. Give your new plantings time to settle in, at least a season, before thinking they need a boost.
However, if you have fruiting trees and shrubs, seasonal fertilizing is a good way to help ensure you'll get a bumper of a crop.
When Should They Be Fertilized?
Now that you know whether or not you need to fertilize your trees or shrubs the next question is when? It's important you get it right because fertilizing can lead to stunted growth, fried leaves, the death of the plant, or even nothing at all.
A good rule of thumb is to fertilize in the late autumn or in the very early spring. Why? Because when you fertilize, it stimulates growth. Fertilizing in late summer as your plant is preparing to go dormant for the season means all that new softwood growth produced between August and October is vulnerable to frost and winter.
Why Hire A Professional To Fertilize My Trees And Shrubs?
Many people try to tackle fertilizing plants themselves, but this can often lead to lackluster results and more questions than answers. Hiring an experienced professional ensures that the job is done right.
When you call the experts at Lush Lawn Scapes LLC, customers are getting 15 years of experience. Our lawn care professionals know what fertilizer to use and when to create beautiful lush plantings all season long.
Hiring a lawn care company to take care of your fertilizing needs means you're getting access to professional products and skilled maintenance, giving you the peace of mind that the job will be done correctly and your plantings will be strong for many seasons to come.
Ready to get fertilizing? Call the experts today at 404-423-3431 and get started now!