GreenLawn Canada

GreenLawn Canada

May 02, 2012 09:11 ET

Benefits of Tree and Shrub Fertilization

ServiceMaster Company (SVM)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 2, 2012) - In an urban environment, fertilization is an essential part of tree and shrub care. Landscape plants have high requirements for nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are provided by the decomposition of plant leaves and animal matter in a natural environment. However, the urban landscape is a groomed environment where these materials are not allowed to accumulate, so tree and shrub fertilization helps your trees to grow as healthily as they would out in nature. Also, the process of urban construction can damage the natural soil structure by removing organic matter and top soil, creating compaction.

With regular feeding, trees and shrubs will recover more quickly from injury. This type of tree and shrub care also allows them to be able to better resist drought, insect and disease attack, and stresses imposed by harsh winters and poor growing conditions.

Spring & Fall

Timing of your tree and shrub fertilization is critical to achieve the best results. At this time, the soil is warm and root growth is very active. Roots continue to absorb nutrients effectively until the soil temperatures reach about 5°C.

Plants stressed from nutrient deficiencies, pest attack and cultural problems are more likely to experience winter injury, which requires intensive tree and shrub care. In addition, plants such as beech, pine and spruce (whose amount of Spring growth is determined by the moisture and nutrient availability the previous Fall) are much more responsive when they receive fertilization during the season.

Professionally Applied Products and Equipment

Our tree and shrub fertilization process is applied as a surface feeding or soil injection, depending on the type of plants in your yard and their requirements. GreenLawn Canada supplies a liquid fertilizer with nutrients that are readily available for plant uptake, making for effective tree and shrub care.

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