How to Fertilize a Tree Properly
In an ideal world, growing trees should be fertilized throughout the year, season by season. Nitrogen based fertilizer should be applied during the warmer months of the year (spring-summer). Once a tree reaches the desired height, your going to want to reduce the fertilizer applications to slow down its growth.
Remember, when fertilizing a tree, there is absolutely no need to remove it’s preexisting mulch. Just sprinkle fertilizer under the tree’s drip zone and do not add too much. That could be harmful to the health of your tree. There are two types of fertilizers you have the choice of using:
Organic Tree Fertilizer: The biggest benefits of these are that they are the least harmful when applying to trees. They are made up of plant and animal sources and because of this, take longer to become effective.
Inorganic Tree Fertilizer: These affordable fertilizers are the most frequently used but be careful. Sometimes a soil test may need to be performed to see how much of each nutrient exists. Overdoing it can be very harmful to your tree.
If you need help, Hendersonville Tree Services specializes in providing tree fertilizer applications throughout Henderson County, North Carolina. Give us a call today for a free estimate.