Trees need food to grow (in addition to air, light and water). Most of that food comes from the soil. In natural environments like forests, dead leaves fall and decompose, leaving vital elements behind in the dirt. In most yards, we interrupt this process by raking and removing leaves each fall. Without periodic fertilization, your tree may not be getting all the nutrients it needs.
Q. What nutrients do healthy trees and shrubs need?
Like all plants, trees and shrubs require 16 essential elements for growth: carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, potassium, nitrogen, sulfur, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, boron, copper, zinc, molybdenum and chlorine. Carbon, hydrogen and oxygen come from air and water while the rest must be supplied from the soil. Those elements needed from the soil in the largest amounts are termed macronutrients (nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur) while the remainder are needed in relatively small amounts (micronutrients).
Q. Does Lawn Fertilizer help my trees and shrubs?
No! Lawn fertilizer can actually harm your trees and shrubs. Many products for the lawn contain broadleaf control – but trees and shrubs are actually broadleaf plants. Lawn products also contain high levels of Nitrogen which needed by lawns but harmful to trees and shrubs. Our lance-applied liquid fertilizer is injected directly into the soil at the tree root zone to optimize the absorption at the root. In addition to necessary nutrients, we add mycorrhizae agents in the process. This substantially increases root mass and tree vigor, and allows your tree to absorb the macronutrients and the micronutrients needed to sustain a healthy state through the long Nebraska winters. Let our experts at Eden Tree Pros, help keep your Trees and Shrubs healthy.