Does Tree And Shrub Fertilizer Actually Work?

  • Written by: Killingsworth Environmental
  • April 09, 2018

Guidelines To Follow For Tree and Shrub Fertilizer Application

When spring hits, we often get questions about the best ways to keep trees and shrubs healthy throughout seasons of hot weather. Our best recommendation is a little bit of ‘tree food’!

What are we talking about? Well, ‘tree food’ refers to tree and shrub fertilizer, something that can be beneficial for most plants throughout North Carolina. If you’re considering an application of tree and shrub fertilizer, follow these three guidelines:

Are You Noticing Growth?

Look at your shrubs and trees for signs of poor growth. This includes poorly colored leaves, and leaf sizes that are smaller than normal. Poor growth can be a signal of malnourishment, which a good dose of fertilizer can help with.

How Old Is The Tree/Shrub?

If the tree or shrub is older, fertilizer is less effective. Fertilizer application to newly transplanted trees and shrubs can help speed up growth so that they can fill their allotted space.

Has The Area Been Fertilized?

Tree and shrub fertilizer works best on areas that haven’t been fertilized yet. If you’ve already applied a general fertilizer throughout your lawn, this should be enough to keep your plants healthy. But if you haven’t, we recommend a healthy dose of concentrated tree fertilizer from one of our organic fertilizer options.

If you need some help with your lawn this spring, we’ve got you covered. Contact us and ask about our organic tree and lawn fertilizer options. We’re also running a special on pre-emergent application for the month of April. Pre-emergent is a great way to take back control of your lawn!

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