To most people, taking care of a tree sounds like simple work – give it water, make sure it gets sunlight, and let Mother Nature do the rest. While it may appear that trees do not require much work, the opposite is quite true – caring for trees takes a great deal of effort, planning and ongoing care to ensure a healthy, long lasting tree on your residential property.
In Houston, our warm and humid climate means that we have a shorter cool season and as a result, our trees are dormant for a shorter time and experience more months of growth and development. As our Houston weather provides many more warm days for our trees to get valuable sunlight, this also means that they have less time to conserve energy and may be slightly more vulnerable to outside factors such as tree disease and droughts. As a result, it is very important to ensure our trees receive maximum nutrients, and consistent tree fertilization is the perfect way to ensure optimal tree health.
Tree fertilization (also known as deep root fertilization) is the process by which Certified Arborists directly inject a carefully balanced mix of tree nutrients and fertilizer into a tree’s root system through the use of specialized equipment that penetrates the roots but does not damage the tree. This fertilization application ensures that the tree receives the maximum benefit from the fertilizer mix, and also increases the absorption of sunlight, oxygen and water as well.
Tree fertilization in Houston takes on added importance as the Gulf Coast area is not known for having healthy and nutrient rich soil, so it is important to make sure our soil is well aerated to stabilize plant and tree health. Deep root fertilization improves soil health, which in turn improves tree health on our properties. In addition, trees are better protected against tree diseases and other tree health issues such as drought and pest infestations. Protecting our trees through ongoing tree fertilization ultimately reduces future tree work costs down the road as we have healthier trees and avoid the expense of repairing or cutting down trees in poor health.
If you want to protect the health and longevity of the fruit or shade trees on your residential property, trust the Certified Arborists of Embark Services. Their expert tree work will leave your trees healthier, and more vibrant for years to come. For more information, request a consultation from their Certified Arborists, or contact Embark Services for more information.