Deep root fertilizing is a process in which a long probe is inserted into the tree’s root zone and fertilizer is pumped through the probe into the soil. Our professional equipment delivers the volume and potency to spread nutrients throughout the root system.
- Deep root feeding has been shown by University studies to increase the growth rate of trees by 20% or more by supplying all the nutrients the tree will need for healthy growth.
- A mature, healthy tree can add significant value to a landscape and can be worth tens of thousands of dollars
- Root feeding strengthens the tree and helps it cope with drought. A larger, healthier root system can draw more water from a greater area.
- Deep root feeding is especially important in the city where there is no new source for nutrients other than the occasional broken sewer line and in suburbs where leaves are removed that would normally compost and feed the roots of the tree.
- Applications are timed for late fall or early spring. It is important to remember that tree roots remain active until the soil drops below 4-degrees Celsius -- this is several weeks after the leaves have fallen in the fall, and a few weeks before they appear in the spring. Deep root feeding in the spring will encourage tip and leaf growth. Fertilizing in the fall develops roots.