Newly planted landscape trees and shrubs need special care to grow at their full potential. When you plant a tree, you are introducing it to a new environment and soil type than it has been growing in its whole life. The deep root fertilizing program from Green Grass Lawn Care helps plants become acclimated to their new environment to reach their full potential.
Lawn area trees do not often get the nutrients they need because the thirsty grass absorbs it before the trees roots can. In natural soil, the best living organic nutrients are in the top 6 inches; but when you plant a tree, that root ball can extend down 18 inches into the ground. Roots will have to find their way into the new soil and up to the surface where the nutrients are. This is very stressful for a plant – they want to eat as soon as possible!
Deep root fertilizing helps these trees and shrubs in three ways:
- Delivering the nutrients at the root zone, bypassing thick turf grass and injecting it 12 inches down into the native soil.
- Providing a balanced fertilizer that is giving the plant what it needs to quickly establish a strong root system and consistent stem growth
- Introducing living bacteria in a “compost tea” that stimulates the newly formed roots into fast absorption of the fertilizer
Lawn fertilizers are generally higher in nitrogen and have no phosphorus to stimulate “roots and fruits.” They are also generally a faster-release type of nitrogen. As a result, turf grass is fertilized five times per year because it consumes nitrogen weekly. There is a risk in pushing out too much top growth in a newly planted tree when it doesn’t have the root system to support the new top growth.
Trees are different. They like a balanced organic-based fertilizer that is slow and steady. They need micronutrients like boron and zinc for strong cell wall development. And that’s exactly what our deep root fertilizer gives them!
Have you recently planted some trees and shrubs that don’t seem to be thriving? Give Green Grass Lawn Care a call today to feed them the good stuff!