At Sid Mourning Tree Service, we’re here to be your experts for all things related to trees—helping you to grow, provide for, and take care of all things in your tree’s life. One important step to growing a tree from a young sapling is proper fertilization; this ensures that it will have the best possible start to its life. With our help, we can show you not only why your trees may need fertilizing, but also how to fertilize your trees!
When it comes to trees in your yard, compared to trees you find in nature, there is often a major difference when it comes to how they grow and their need for nutrients.
When you come across a tree in the wild, it will typically not have any need for additional fertilizer, as all the nutrients it needs can be found on a forest floor through years and years of decomposing plant life that has saturated the soil. This makes the soil rich with organic material and great for stimulating a tree’s growth and satisfying its needs for nutrition.
When you compare this to trees you find in urban or residential areas, these trees do not have the same access to the valuable nutrition it needs, as there is a lack of soil that has been composted over a span of many years. What could be gained from dead leaves and grasses is raked or swept away to keep yards looking clean. In this case, it is often a good idea to incorporate tree fertilizer to give your plants an additional boost to their young lives.
When learning how to fertilize your trees, it is important to keep track of the seasons and when you fertilize. If you choose to fertilize in the fall, nutrients that had been lost over the summer can be replenished in time for winter, promoting root growth. On the other hand, if you fertilize in the spring, you help to support new growth for the rest of the warm season. Adding tree fertilizer around the base of younger trees can support their growth in areas where nutrients may otherwise be hard for roots to find!
For more information on how to fertilize your trees, get in touch with the professionals at Sid Mourning Tree Service today.
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