Fertilization

Soil in Tree Surgeon's Hands

To understand proper fertilization, one must begin in a flourishing forest.  Forest are where trees thrive naturally.  When you examine the soil in a forest you will discover that it is spongey and full of organic matter.  The leaves, branches and nuts from the previous year litter the forest floor and provide nutrients.  Earth worms and toads eat this matter and carry it beneath the forest floor.  Trees gather nutrients from this matter.  In urban and suburban areas, we often find the soil to be as hard as a rock.  This hard soil will not provide the proper nutrients that your plants need.  Organic fertilizer is utilized in these situations to ensure that your trees thrive.

Identification

Our veteran arborists will walk your property to determine which trees require fertilization.  Some areas may need more fertilization than others.  The species and soil conditions will dictate the type of fertilizer we will utilize to boost your plants.  If you have multiple plant species on your property, we may use multiple types of fertilizers.  Your dedicated arborist will devise a plan to ensure that your landscape flourishes.  Most gardens require fertilization biannually.  You want to fertilize toward the end of fall and in the spring.  For more information about identifying nutrient deplete areas in your garden, contact us today.

Chemical Fertilizer vs. Organic Fertilizer

There are two types of fertilizers at our disposal.  Chemical and organic fertilizers are available for your plants.  At Premier Tree Surgeons Albuquerque, we prefer to use organic fertilizers.  Organic fertilizers work in a way that mimics the natural decomposition process.  These fertilizers enrich the soil.  The soil is where trees normally pull their nutrients from.  Chemical fertilizers are best for potted plants.  These manufactured compounds fortify the tree itself.  Our goal is to treat your plants and trees as naturally as possible.  We have found that organic fertilizers enrich the soil for years to come. Look to us for premier tree care!

3 Numbers

On every bag of fertilizer you will notice 3 distinct numbers.  If you don’t know what they mean, you are not alone.  The first number represents nitrogen.  The second indicates the level of phosphorous and the third lets you know how much potassium is in the bag.  When we inspect your landscape we will thoroughly analyze the soil.  Our conclusions will help us determine the right fertilizer for your plants.  If your soil is low in nitrogen, the arborist will be sure to use a mixture that will boost what is lacking.  When your soil is high in potassium, she will be certain to use a fertilizer that has less of abundant nutrient.

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