TREE & SHRUB FERTILIZATION TIPS

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Lawn Care Ideas in BIRMINGHAM AL – AUBURN, AL – DADEVILLE, AL – ALEXANDER CITY, AL - LAKE MARTIN

  • Look at shrubs and trees for signs of poor growth: poorly colored leaves (pale green to yellow); leaf size smaller than normal; earlier than normal fall coloring and leaf drop; little annual twig growth; or twig or branch dieback.  However, these symptoms of poor growth are not always related to low levels of nutrients in the soil
  • A complete fertilizer with a ratio of 3:1:2 or 3:1:3 (N:P:K), such as 12-4-8 or 15-5-15, is generally recommended.
  • Shrubs and trees can receive 2 to 4 pounds of actual nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of root spread area per year.  The root spread area is 1.5 times the area of the crown spread.
  • Normally a plant’s principal feeding roots are in the top 10 to 14 inches of soil.  However, the roots of plants that have been mulched can be just beneath the mulch.
  • When fertilizing over shrubs and groundcovers it is best not to get the fertilizer on the leaves; this is especially true if the leaves are wet.
  • Trees and shrubs can be fertilized in late spring (after new leaves emerge) up to early fall.  Avoid fertilizing trees and shrubs stressed by drought during the summer months.
  • When fertilizing a tree, apply the fertilizer to the area of the tree’s root zone.  The root zone area extends beyond the drip line; which is where the outermost branches of the tree go to.  The roots can extend beyond the drip line by 50% of the distance from the tree trunk to the drip line.

Advanced Turf Care Lawn Care Services in Birmingham AL, Auburn AL, Dadeville AL, Alexander City AL, and Lake Martin Include:

  • Fertilization
  • Pre-Emergent Weed Control
  • Post-Emergent Weed Control
  • Lawn Pest Control
  • Lime Application
  • Tree and Shrub Application
  • Lawn Aeration

ADVANCED TURF CARE – BIRMINGHAM AL– AUBURN, AL – DADEVILLE, AL – ALEXANDER CITY, AL - LAKE MARTIN