Tree care and landscape maintenance offers many benefits to property owners, but proper care is not simply a matter of watering, but is a year-long process that involves treatment and care at specific times during the seasons. While many property owners are aware that trees and landscapes should be fertilized in the spring, it is just as vital to tree health and landscape growth to fertilize in the fall.
The benefits of fall fertilization are two-fold. When trees and landscapes are properly fertilized in both the spring and fall, the tree health and landscape health are properly maintained and stable throughout the year. The roots of established trees and shrubs take the nutrients from the fertilized soil and apply them to key health-promoting functions such as disease resistance and root development and strength. The excess nutrients are stored in the root system and are immediately available when new growth begins in the spring.
Spring fertilizations provide immediate benefits to trees and shrubs to the growing point above the soil, and fall fertilizations encourage growth, health and stability below the surface as the roots remain in a constant state of growth and functionality. Trees and landscapes thrive as their root systems store increased amounts of nutrients throughout the year.
Secondly, fall fertilization makes spring fertilization less cumbersome as the trees, shrubs and landscapes are healthier and less likely to have disease, pests and other major maintenance needs. This means that your landscape, shrubs and trees enjoy longer periods of health and aesthetic beauty throughout the season and are more likely to survive adverse conditions such as severe storms, drought, pest infestations and other diseases.
Embark Services’s Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals can partner with you to ensure your landscape and tree health is maintained with thorough fall fertilization. Request a visit from their landscape and tree health experts or contact Embark Services for more information.