What Is Deep Root Fertilization and Do My Jonesboro Trees Need It?

In Georgia, we take pride in our landscapes and trees. Our valuable trees and shrubs are more than just lawn decorations. These beautiful lawn accents are aesthetically appealing and offer a variety of beneficial factors to us and the many species on our planet. Trees and shrubs provide shade, create oxygen, purify our air, act as sound barriers, and help us save energy. These beautiful monuments add curbside appeal and tremendous property value to your Jonesboro area home.

Like the grass on your landscape, trees and shrubs are living beings and therefore require food and water to survive. They are also subject to a variety of different pests and diseases. To ensure your beloved trees and shrubs stay healthy and flourish, they require routine monitoring, inspecting for disease and pests, trimming, pruning, and traditional and deep root fertilization.

You’ve probably heard the term deep root fertilization, but what exactly does it mean, which trees need it, and when? Follow along as we take a deep dive into deep root fertilization.

What is Deep Root Fertilization?

Deep root fertilization is a technique that uses a machine to inject fertilizer deep into the root system of your trees using a high-pressure injection. Traditional tree fertilizers have their importance but are often washed away by wind and rain before reaching the root zone of your trees. The larger the tree, the deeper the root zone and the further the fertilization has to go.

Deep root fertilization is a concentrated dose of macronutrients, micronutrients, and trace minerals injected approximately six to 14 inches down in a pattern, ensuring it reaches all of the vital components of the roots. To make certain it is properly inserted and the correct dosage is applied, it should only ever be applied by a professional arborist with a reputable and experienced company such as Duncan’s Green Team.

Why is Deep Root Fertilization Beneficial?

Fertilizing your tree is an essential part of tree care. Trees surrounding our homes are usually competing with grass and other vegetation for nutrients. The branches, twigs, and leaves surrounding trees in a forest and are typically absorbed by living plants are usually cleaned up by homeowners making organic resources less available. We also have high clay contents in our Jonesboro soil, making it difficult for many trees and shrubs roots to grow. The added nutrients and minerals from deep root fertilization increase the tree’s strength making them more resistant to climate stressors, pests, and diseases.

Other Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization Include:

  • Promotes thick, healthy, radiant foliage
  • Stimulates growth
  • Helps prevent weather damage
  • Reduces soil compaction around the tree’s root system. This places the fertilizer directly where the tree can immediately access the nutrients.
  • Creates more aesthetically appealing trees and shrubs

Which Trees On My Jonesboro Landscape Need Deep Root Fertilization?

Because Jonesboro experiences such high concentrations of clay in our soil, the trees and shrubs planted on our landscapes are typically growing in poor dirt. Therefore, at Duncan’s Green Team, we recommend deep-root fertilization for all trees and shrubs. But there are ways to tell if your trees are especially dealing with a lack of nutrients and malnourishment. Trees lacking in fertilizer will start to lose leaves, wilt, turn yellow or brown, and eventually die.

Other signs of malnourished plants include:

  • The foliage is not as thick
  • The tree has fewer flowers or none at all this year
  • Leaves are yellow, brown, or pale green instead of rich green
  • There are spots on the leaves
  • The tips of branches have started to thin or die out completely
  • The tree had slow or no growth this year

When Is the Best Time to Have Deep Root Fertilization Performed?

We perform and highly recommend having deep root fertilization conducted in early spring. Doing so once a year will help keep the trees and shrubs on your Jonesboro lawn healthy and robust year-round. Deep root fertilization may also be necessary when the soil surrounding your trees and shrubs becomes increasingly compact or when there is a build-up of thatch. If at any time throughout the year you notice your trees or shrubs exhibit any of the above symptoms, you should call a professional. They may be suffering from a lack of nutrients or damage from disease or pests. It’s best to have them assessed to be sure.

Call Duncan’s Green Team Today and Nourish Your Trees With Our Highly Effective Deep Root Fertilization

At Duncan’s Green Team, we offer high-quality deep root fertilization for the health and vibrancy of your beloved trees. Duncan’s process includes using specialized equipment. Our innovative, high-quality equipment allows for the fertilizer to be hydro-injected deep below the soil’s surface. It is performed using a specialized probe under high pressure to help de-compact the soils and deliver the product to the tree’s feeder roots. Learn more by contacting Duncan’s today!

Serving the Jonesboro area and beyond, we also offer a comprehensive tree and shrub care program, insect control, disease, and fungus control for your beloved lawn ornaments. Learn more by visiting our website, contacting us online, or giving us a call at 770-478-0098.

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