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Dallas Deep Root Fertilization

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 @ 04:06 PM  posted by admin

Just like humans that need a balanced mix of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis, trees need a balanced mix of nutrients for continued growth and survival. In their natural setting, such as in a forest, trees receive nutrients directly from the ground in the form of a rich blanket of humus. In today’s environment, fertilizer has to take the place of a tree’s natural food.

There are a lot of variables that can impact the health of a tree, including salts from the road, pollutants in the air, drainage problems and turf grass competition. These conditions produce stress on trees and can make them far more susceptible to infestations of insects and disease, all which serve to restrict a tree’s healthy growth. The best way to help trees become more resistant to the elements of nature and pest or insect infestation is to make sure they receive a healthy dose of nutrients through deep root fertilization.

This is where the professionals at Wauson Tree Service can be of service. Injecting a water and fertilizer mix below the soil’s surface throughout the root zone can serve to feed the tree’s roots and reduce soil compaction, allowing aeration of the soil directly in the root zone. Effective deep root fertilization techniques can work for certain plant varieties as well, with spring and fall generally being the best times of the year.

The best approach is to place deep root fertilizers where the tree can get to them. Keeping in mind that most tree roots are within 12″ to 18″ of the soil surface, it’s critical not to place them too deep. A professional can tell you when your tree’s roots tend to be the most active. Otherwise, the best attempts may add to groundwater contamination.

Wauson Tree Service has the specialized equipment to fertilize your tree’s roots directly where it’s needed. Believe it or not, your lawn, as beautiful as it may be, is in direct competition with trees for the soil’s nutrients. The truth is lawns can directly absorb fertilizer, while a different method has to be applied to trees. Trees can look healthy, but it often takes the analysis and recommendations of a professional to keep them healthy and strong. There are basically three types of roots to consider. Primary roots are the ones that grow deep down into the soil and provide the anchor that holds the tree in place.

A tree’s secondary roots branch out horizontally and are the primary nutrient gathering source. Tertiary roots, the third type, are like fine hair, and are feeder roots that are able to break down the nutrients in the soil and transport them within the tree’s system.

As you can see, there are a lot of things to consider in deep root fertilization. And it’s nearly impossible for a home or property owner in Dallas to know all that’s needed to keep their trees and shrubbery healthy.

Why not let us come out and take a look at your property? We’ll give you a free estimate, at no cost to you whatsoever.

Call us today at 214-450-8720, or you can email me at Walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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