Understanding Why Tree Fertilization Is So Important
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Among our many services, tree fertilization is an essential task. While trees and shrubs thrive without the addition of fertilizer in their natural, wooded environment, this is because that soil is rich with organic matter from the forest. However, trees are forced to compete with our lawns and other plants for nutrients in our backyards. This battle is amplified when we remove fallen leaves, organic matter, and other potential sources of nutrients that would naturally have helped the trees flourish. In light of this, applying a slow-release tree fertilizer is one of the most important things we can do to replace those depleted nutrients throughout the year.
Clearing Up Any Confusion: What is Tree Fertilizer?
To start, let’s clear one thing up. Fertilizer is frequently misunderstood and misused. It is not food. In reality, plants produce their food in the form of sugars through photosynthesis. The minerals or nutrients supplied by fertilizer provide the ingredients needed for photosynthesis and growth. When these necessary minerals are absent in the soil, added fertilizer can maintain an adequate supply.
Two Key Points to Remember When Considering Fertilizer
- Fertilizer is beneficial when it is needed.
- It must be used in the right amount, at the right time, and in the right place.
Cutting Edge Approach to Tree Fertilization at Vision Tree Service
At Vision Tree Service, we’re committed to leading the way in our industry, integrating cutting-edge technology and approaches to what we do. When it comes to tree fertilization, we’re thrilled to pivot from the indirect/direct method of fertilization via a tree’s root system and utilize a new microinjection system that interacts directly with the tree’s core.
With 20 years of innovative solutions, Arborjet’s trunk injection technology is a revolutionary approach to getting necessary minerals and nutrients directly into a tree’s system. In urban environments, trees can become distressed, impacted by poor soil, lack of nutrient availability, and insufficient moisture. With Arborjet’s injection system, we can inject a liquid fertilizer loaded with the minerals and nutrients that will stimulate sustained health and vibrancy.
Utilizing Arborjet’s technologically advanced “Arborplugs” installed into the base of the tree allows for a straightforward process of regular direct injection of liquid fertilizer. At Vision Tree Service, we love the Arborjet injection methodology and how it empowers us. With the direct injection system, we can consistently and effectively supply every one of the individual trees under our care with a fertilizer ideally suited for it and in a far more rapid and effective delivery mechanism. We can ensure the fertilizer is matched with individual tree species, with a wide selection of choices specially designed for unique combinations of characteristics, including tree health, size, growth, soil, environment, and more. In some situations, tree injection is the most effective way to treat a specific insect or disease that a tree is enduring.
Timing is Everything: When is the Ideal Time to Fertilize?
When you fertilize your trees, you replace the necessary minerals and nutrients missing from the soil. Knowing the best time to fertilize your trees is crucial for overall tree health, strength, and appearance.
Spring is a great time to fertilize your trees. Their demand for nutrients is high as the air and soil warm and they begin to grow again. Nutrient availability at this time will significantly influence how successfully they grow, flower, and fruit throughout the year ahead.
Considering DIY vs. Professional Tree Fertilization Service
Some people consider doing a tree fertilization service on their own to save some money. Maybe you’re weighing this decision yourself. It’s important to note that the effectiveness of the DIY method is often called into question. If you choose a tree fertilizing company, you want to know what you’ve picked the right professional for the job. When you meet an ISA Certified Arborist with Vision Tree Service, you’ll know right away the expertise, experience, and professionalism they bring to the table. We’ve developed our reputation throughout Oklahoma City thanks to consistently delivering exceptional service and an unmatched customer experience.
The best way to determine your choice is to explore the differences between DIY tree fertilization and professional service. Keep in mind that you are not comparing apples to apples in this situation. Any DIY tree spikes obtained from a box store contain quick-release fertilizer that is used up very quickly. They possess the minimal nutritional product, only a portion of which is effectively delivered to the tree. The tree fertilizer that a professional utilizes is far more concentrated and provides a high level of nutrients needed for the tree’s health and longevity.
We are Oklahoma City’s Trusted Tree Service Provider
The crucial decisions you make for your trees significantly impact their overall health. You want the trees on your property to thrive; if they’re struggling to look and stay vibrant, they may require fertilization to improve their vigor and overall health. Fertilization provides the nutrients they aren’t getting from your suburban soil.
When homeowners throughout Oklahoma turn to Vision Tree Service, our guarantee is unmistakable: your satisfaction is our top priority! We strive to ensure every one of our customers has nothing short of the absolute best experience possible. The goal of the Vision Tree Service team is to provide the most affordable and professional tree service in the Oklahoma City Metro and its surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation with us today!