Shrub fertilizer is vital for maintaining the beauty of your landscape. Like all living things, plants require nutrients in specific amounts order to grow strong and healthy. In urban or suburban settings, landscape shrubs are competing fiercely for resources and may be particularly at risk for nutrient deficiencies. Often on landscapes, shrubs are managed for aesthetics, rather than health, which can result in excessive pruning, over or improper planting or inappropriate site selection; this can result in less available sunlight, reduced air flow and decreased nutrients. Shrubs also compete with turf and trees for soil nutrients and water. This issue can be compounded by possible stress from compacted soils, drought and root space infringement. However, appropriately timed and formulated nutrient treatments injected via deep root fertilization can go a long way to restore tree health and maintain vigor.
SavATree’s ArborHealth® fertilizer provides essential nutrients to the root zones of trees and shrubs. Our arborists determine precise intervals based on the specific needs of your landscape. Variables such as tree species, soil conditions, tree age, tree diseases, health, location, weather and stress conditions all factor into the tree fertilizer formula that your arborist develops for your property. Seasonally optimized ratios of nutrients in tree fertilizer are needed:
There are many factors affecting the soil quality on your landscape including macronutrients, micronutrients, pH and salinity. Fortunately, your SavATree arborist can determine what is lacking or in excess by performing soil tests and recommend the best fertilizer for your shrubs’ needs containing one or a combination of the following ingredients:
Your arborist will recommend the best types and timing for tree fertilization based on your landscape’s specific needs.
SavATree utilizes a sub-surface liquid injection process to administer the nutrient applications. Injecting shrub fertilizer and soil amendments into the ground under pressure yields many advantages. Not only does this process replenish the depleted soil with needed nutrient components; it also disperses and aerates compacted soil, allowing water and oxygen to reach the root hairs where absorption takes place.