Fall: It’s Time for Fertilization

Fall is a time to enjoy the changing of the leaves and the cool crisp weather. It’s a time for harvest and to prepare for the coming winter. It’s also a time to fertilize trees.

Trees in urban settings struggle to maintain their vigor due to unnatural environmental conditions. Because we don’t allow fallen leaves and trees in our yard to decay and replenish the soil with nutrients, the ground becomes nutrient deficient over time. Additionally, competition with grass and other plants for nutrients is an inhibitor to a tree’s health. Therefore, it is critical that trees be fertilized regularly in order to keep their vigor and maintain their health.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that because you fertilized your lawn, your trees will benefit. It simply isn’t so. Trees need to be fertilized in specific ways to assure they receive the maximum benefit from treatment.