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The Ins and Outs of Deep-Root Feedings

Deep-root feedings can make or break your trees and shrubs. While some trees will do just fine without it, deep-root fertilization will create an environment that your greenery will thrive in. The harsh winter weather will likely take a toll on your young trees. Winter can even do a number on old trees or trees and shrubs that regularly have health issues. We know our clients love their trees just as much as we do, so keep reading to see how you can save your trees with deep-root feedings.

What is Deep-Root Fertilization?

A deep-root feeding or deep-root fertilization is essentially the same as what happens to your turf when you choose to fertilize it. Fertilizing it from the roots up will allow every ounce of those nutrients to be absorbed. With top fertilization, there are a number of things that can happen that negatively impact the absorption of nutrients. Outside factors have a huge impact on that. For instance, if you have your turf fertilized and it rains the very next day, your turf is missing out. Another example is children or pets playing on your turf. That creates an environment where the fertilizer is at risk for moving elsewhere.

How Do You Deep-Root Fertilize?small tree & roots

By injecting the right kind of fertilizer for your turf directly into the roots of your trees and shrubs, you are deep-root fertilizing. This is done in a grid type pattern to ensure there are no spots missed when it comes to covering the area. The injection goes about eight to 14 inches deep beneath the top of the soil to reach the true bottom of the roots. This will create just the right amount of nutrition for your specific trees and shrubs and allow them to use it throughout the cool-season as needed.

When Should You Deep-Root Fertilize?

Deep-root feedings are generally done in the late fall season, right before the harsh winter weather hits. Our professionals at Top Lawn recommend that it is done during this time to allow for extra nutrients to be dispersed into your trees and shrubs as needed when the cooler weather comes. This is because your trees and shrubs are not getting the nutrition they need from outside or natural factors and may need a little boost throughout the season.

Additionally, smaller trees and shrubs should be taken inside if they are still potted to ensure they don’t suffer from the outside elements and in turn, will not need to have deep-root feedings. It is recommended that trees or shrubs with recurring health issues have feedings done so they can have the strength and stamina to last through the winter.

Ready for Your Trees & Shrubs to Get a Deep-Root Feeding?

Call Top Lawn today so our professionals can guide you through the process of if and when your trees will need to have deep-root fertilization done this upcoming cool-season.

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