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Signs Your Trees May Need Fertilizer

By July 24, 2020October 18th, 20212 Comments

Your largest landscape investment is often your trees and shrubs.

Tree and Shrub Deep Root Fertilization is a popular service in our Calgary location.

You may wonder why the trees you use in landscaping your yard and property need fertilizing when trees in their natural environments don’t.

In trees natural woodland environment, leaves and branches provide a natural organic fertilizer. However, in the city, most homeowners don’t want to leave leaves on their lawn over the winter, so they rake them up and remove them and the trees don’t get the benefits of nature’s fertilizer that they need.

what is deep root fertilization?

Tree & Shrub Deep Root Fertilizing involves strategically injecting specially blended liquid soil formulations (a combination of minerals and nutrients) around your trees for easy absorption by the roots.

The probe injects the specially blended liquid formulation (the combination varies in Spring and Fall, based on what the tree needs depending on the season and time of year) approximately 12″ into the ground. This provides your trees and shrubs with the nourishment they require to keep them looking healthy and strong year round.

signs that your trees and shrubs can use fertilizing

Trees are young and in growth cycle

Trees and shrubs are slow growing or have dull foliage

Tree has pests such as aphids. A healthy tree is better suited to fight off pests and other pathogens.

Trees are mature and appear to be stressed or not looking as healthy as they could be.

advantages of tree and shrub deep root fertilization

Some of the advantages and benefits of Tree and Shrub Deep Root Fertilization:

  • Creates spectacular foliage
  • Encourages new growth
  • Improves overall health of trees and shrubs
  • Helps trees and shrubs withstand the harsh Alberta climate better

We offer a Spring and Fall Deep Root Fertilization for Trees and Shrubs. Click here to learn more about this service.

Fall Deep Root Fertilization

Fall Tree & Shrub Deep Root Fertilizer is applied mid September to late October.

This application will increase the plant’s ability to produce and store energy reserves before freeze-up and will assist with Winter hardiness.

Spring Deep Root Fertilization

Spring Tree & Shrub Deep Root Fertilizer is applied mid to late April and May.

This application provides the plant with the necessary blend of nutrients in the Spring for healthy growth and provides increased resistance to disease and pests.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions and to discuss whether your trees, shrubs and hedges could benefit from this service or to request a quote.