Right now Emerald Lawns is scheduling deep root feedings for your trees and shrubs. Deep root feeding gets the trees at the roots where the fertilizer is sure to make an impact. In this previous article, we go into the benefits of deep root fertilization citing that feeding your trees and shrubs at least “once per season is good preventative maintenance.”

Deep root feeding adds “essential nutrients and micro-organisms directly to the root zone.” Compacted soils make it difficult for water and nutrients to make it deep into the soil where tree and shrub roots lie. A root feeder, which joins to a garden hose, has an attached container with fertilizer. Root feeding injects fertilizer and other soil enhancers into the root zone of your trees and shrubs. This is where most nutrients are absorbed. Root feeding allows air, water and nutrients to reach the tree’s roots and encourages those roots to go deeper into the ground. Sometimes, root feeding can encourage downward growth and keep roots away from sidewalks and driveways.

At Emerald Lawns, we use a 10-8-8 formulation that is supplemented with a natural nutrient package consisting of seaweeds, humic acids and molasses. This supplies your trees/shrubs with enough Nitrogen for steady growth and also a good amount of phosphorous and potassium for better rooting and resistance to disease and weather stress.

Deep root feeding for your trees/shrubs is a good sense approach to keeping them healthy and well nourished. A well-nourished tree or shrub is a healthy tree or shrub. This can go a long way towards keeping your overall lawn healthy as well. Deep root feeding also saves water because it is more efficient than surface watering. Why? It feeds only the tree/shrub and not the weeds that could be growing on your lawn’s surface. It is considered environmentally friendly too because it reduces erosion, evaporation and fertilizer run-off.

If you would like a free estimate and evaluation of your landscape, just contact us today. We can be reached at 512-990-2199 of via our contact form.