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Ornamental Tree And Shrub Feeding

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Posted on: Nov 16, 2022Luis M Pérez

One of the best ways to keep your ornamental trees and shrubs healthy is to provide a deep root tree and shrub feeding every spring and fall.  This is because tree and shrub feeding helps bring much-needed nutrition to the tree’s and shrub’s roots before and after the growing season. 

Twice A Year

Overall, your trees and shrubs will become healthier and more resistant to disease and insect infestation. In addition, Dr. Green recommends deep root feeding a minimum of twice a year, Spring and Fall. This will give your trees and shrubs the nutrients needed to grow to their full potential and offer them protection over winter. Feeding in the spring helps them grow lush and green in the summer, and feeding in the fall makes them more resistant to pests and diseases. Much like with home lawns, feeding in the fall also leaves some nutrients available in the soil for rapid uptake in the spring. 

Ornamental Trees and Shrubs Service

Much like our lawns, ornamental trees and shrubs require regular treatments to stay healthy. A deep root feeding in the spring and the fall will help keep your trees and shrubs growing healthy, full, and vibrant throughout the growing season. It not only adds color but also helps them grow stronger and healthier. Trees and shrubs fertilizing is an injection of special fertilizer that goes right down to the roots of the trees and shrubs around the base of the plant.

In addition to seasonal fertilizing, ornamental trees and shrubs require regular insect and disease treatments. These treatments usually come in the form of foliar sprays that help prevent insects and diseases from infesting the plant. Some common insects affecting trees and shrubs in Texas, Illinois, and Indiana are aphids, scales, spider mites, bagworms, and various beetles. Some common diseases are leaf spots, rust, blight, and root rot.

The best way to protect your landscape against most of these issues is to apply preventative systemic foliar insect and disease treatments in the spring and summer when insect and disease activity is most prevalent. ​

Have Questions Or Want To Learn More?

For more information on Deep Root Feeding, please contact our Lawn Care Expert, Luis Perez, via email at luisp@doctorgreen.com.

*Please note this blog is related to our US Operations and is not applicable in Canada