Pruning your trees is a great way to encourage proper growth and prevent unwanted branch splitting, cracking, and other damage. Pruning regularly is the easiest way to help your tree thrive, and it’s even more beneficial if you follow it up with a Deep Root Feeding of fertilizer, vitamins and nutrients. Read on to learn what the experts at Giroud Tree & Lawn have to say about paring pruning with feedings to get the best results from your tree care program!
Giroud’s specially formulated fertilization is injected directly into the ground around the base of your tree and filters down through the soil to reach the tree’s roots. This Deep Root Feeding will:
-Replenish your tree’s vitamins and nutrients
-Strengthen the root system
-Stimulate healthy and vibrant new growth
Giroud’s Deep Root Feeding is a time release fertilizer, so it will provide steady doses of nutrients through the winter and into the growing season. While your tree is dormant during the long, cold winter months, it will feed on the abundance of vitamins from the fertilizer rather than tapping into its own nutrient reserves!
Every tree benefits from a Deep Root Feeding, but recently pruned trees in particular could use the extra boost! A Deep Root Fertilizer Feeding will help your tree by boosting health, root growth and lush foliage! Check out Giroud’s Vice President and ISA Certified Arborist, Drew Slousky, in this video to see an amazing comparison of two Sycamore Trees. One has been fertilized each year and the other has not. Drew shows the stark differences between the fertilized tree that is healthy and in full leaf and another tree down the street that is clearly in poor health. Fertilizer works! Like a vitamin for humans, trees need to be fertilized annually to maintain good health and fight off disease and insects.
There are special cases where Deep Root Feedings are not just encouraged, but vital to a tree’s vitality. Here are a few added reasons why your tree may need a fertilizer treatment:
-A year of heavy rain can wash vital nutrients from the soil and make trees with weak root systems more likely to uproot
-Your tree’s leaves are turning color too early in the fall
-Your tree has a limited root system because of barriers such as sidewalks, driveways and houses
-Your tree has been cabled, bolted or staked
-Your tree has suffered some sort of stress, such as storm damage, insect infestation, or disease
-Your tree is a valuable part of your landscape, and you want to ensure it continues to grow vibrant, healthy and strong!
There is a science to fertilizing trees. An ISA Certified Arborist will have the know how to understand exactly what formula is best to feed your species of tree.
Giroud’s ISA Certified Arborists have a wealth of experience and training to properly treat any tree on your property. Call 215-682-7704 today to schedule a FREE Evaluation for your tree’s Deep Root Feeding.