Sub Surface Fertilization
Raking up the leaves. It’s as much a part of the fall as Halloween and apple cider. We love to keep our yards clean and looking good when the leaves begin to fall but this seasonal ritual might be depriving your trees of key nutrients.
Urban and suburban trees face a number of challenges when it comes to gathering the resources that they need to remain strong and healthy. Unlike their counterparts in the woods, these trees lose the key nutrients that are found in leaves and leaf litter when it’s raked away to maintain the aesthetic that we often like. When this happens, trees are forced to compete with other landscape elements leaving them at greater risk to develop health problems.
There is, however,a way to replace the key nutrients lost after raking. Sub-surface fertilization uses liquid fertilizer injections which, after being absorbed into the root system, are carried through to the rest of the tree limbs and canopy, replacing what is lost when fallen leaves are raked away. Not only does this process replenish the depleted soil with key nutrients; it also disperses and aerates compacted soil, allowing water and oxygen to reach the root hairs where absorption takes place. In addition to making your trees and shrubs look better, sub-surface fertilization also allows them to better withstand pressure from diseases and insects.
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