Austin Tree Fertilization Professionals
With an estimated 33.8 million trees in the city of Austin alone, everyone who lives here is able to enjoy the benefits, including pollution removal, reduced energy costs, and tons of shady oases to escape the unrelenting sun during the hot summer months. And with more than 60 species of trees in Austin, knowing how to properly care for the specific trees at your home or business can be a full-time job, especially when it comes to fertilization. When you buy, plant, and care for trees, you are making an investment in your property and also the city’s future. That means you have to think long-term and make sure your trees are receiving the proper care from day one. And while it can easily be overlooked, one of the most important ways you can care for your tree is with yearly fertilization by a licensed tree care specialist.
Although trees may appear stronger and more durable, they are just like any other smaller plant or grass and require the same care and attention. Large, healthy trees not only add value to your property but also bring a touch of beauty and tranquility anytime you look outside. Fertilization is essential for tree health and growth, both in the short- and long-term, especially in the city of Austin where the soil is fairly complex and naturally high in alkalinity. Finding the right balance of nutrients in your fertilizer, as well as deciding on the perfect time to fertilize during the year, is a delicate process, and in most cases, is best left to professionals.
At Hamlin Tree Care, Inc, we take pride in providing our clients with the best quality tree care possible. Our tree health management experts have a love and passion for the outdoors and for doing everything in our power to help trees flourish and grow tall and strong for decades to come. To learn more about how we can help you care for your trees through fertilization and a number of other services contact us today at (512) 484-0252 and speak to a tree health management expert.
Why You Need a Professional to Fertilize Your Trees
Unlike trees that grow in nature, suburban and city-dwelling trees aren’t naturally obtaining the nutrients they need to be self-sustaining. To grow and flourish properly, urban trees need a little boost from fertilizer. And while fertilizing may seem like a straightforward job, you need the help of a professional to administer fertilizer properly to your trees so you don’t do more harm than good.
In order for tree fertilizer to be effective, it first needs to be the right mix of nutrients for your specific tree and climate. It also needs to be customized to replenish any nutrient deficiency in your soil from macronutrients like nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), to micronutrients like iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), and zinc (Zn). A professional tree care specialist will analyze your soil and provide professional grade fertilizer to stimulate growth and maximize your tree’s health, depending on your tree species and soil makeup.
A misconception about tree fertilizer is that it can be applied on the surface level just like grass fertilizer. When administered this way, the nutrients stay above ground and don’t go deep into the soil where the tree’s roots are. The tree’s roots are where it most needs nutrients. A tree care company will inject fertilizer deep into the soil so the nutrients can be absorbed by the roots and then distributed throughout the tree. Additionally, many people believe applying fertilizer is a one-stop cure-all for any problems their trees are facing. Fertilizer will not take care of problems with insects or disease, and in some cases, can harm a healthy tree when not properly administered or administered. That’s why you should consult with an experienced arborist before putting fertilizer on any of your trees.
Choosing a Tree Care Service
Properly caring for your trees is critical not only for air quality and maintaining a beautiful and lush landscape, but it’s also economical. Because they are much larger than shrubs or other plants, replacing a tree can run you hundreds of dollars. That’s why it’s important to continually manage the health of the trees on your property so they can fight off disease and grow for decades to come.
Part of this care routine involves choosing the right tree care service to help you fertilize your trees to stimulate strong root growth and lush canopy development. Hiring a tree care company to take on all tree-related activities from fertilization to pruning will guarantee that your trees stay healthy and provide valuable shade for you and your loved ones for years to come. And while people may know they need help from a specialist when it comes to their trees, they may not know what to look for.
If you are in need of a professional to help fertilize your trees and are looking for a certified tree care specialist, make sure the company has an ISA-certified arborist on staff and a license to operate in your city, like Hamlin Tree Care, Inc. You should also work with a company that takes the time to meet with you at your home or business, inspect your trees, and provide you with a thorough explanation of everything that needs to be done to fertilize your trees for the year and future properly.
Why Do I Need to Fertilize My Trees?
While annual tree fertilization is essential for ensuring proper growth, it also has a number of other benefits like helping trees fight off disease, pests, and various factors that may cause harm or stunt the tree’s health. When done at the proper time of the year and at the right levels, the perfect fertilizer can provide nutrients to feed not only the landscaped trees but also the microorganisms in the soil to ensure quality and healthy growth into the future.
Think of fertilizing your trees the same way you think about eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise for yourself. If you stop eating fruits and vegetables or sit on the couch all day, you won’t immediately get sick or die, but you will experience a gradual decline in health that over time will eventually catch up with you. The same goes for trees. Unfertilized trees won’t die or stop growing immediately, but their health will continually deteriorate until they do eventually stop producing foliage. On the other hand, establishing a consistent and methodical fertilizing regimen will keep your trees healthy and full, and can also help sick trees fight off disease and come back to life.
Unlike grass or other plants, trees are not always growing. Instead, trees grow only a few times a year in phases called “flushes” and are split up based on what part of the tree is growing. This is where timing is everything. Root growth takes place in the fall while foliage growth happens in early spring. So by timing your fertilizer treatments to target these specific areas, you can maximize your pre-growing season fertilization to encourage healthy root and foliage development in the spring and then apply conventional fertilizer in the fall to stimulate growth. An experienced and professional tree health care specialist can answer all of your questions and make sure to fertilize your trees at precisely the right time of year and with the right fertilizer mixture.
Fertilizing Trees in Urban Environments
Growing and maintaining healthy trees in urban environments and large cities like Austin has its own set of challenges. To start, healthy trees require a balance of soil, nutrients, and water. This equilibrium is delicate, and soil must also not be too dense that it doesn’t have space for air and water. The soil in urban environments can be compacted, blocking any room for air and water to flow freely. A professional tree care specialist can loosen soil and return it to its proper density before fertilizing to ensure maximum benefits.
Trees in suburban landscapes and environments are also vulnerable to a number of other high-stress conditions from lack of water, physical damage, and even threats from everyday city life like construction or pedestrians. Through consistent and professional fertilization, you can take action to limit the effects of these urban-related risks on your trees.
Contact Hamlin Tree Care, Inc
Whether you own property with existing trees or have purchased and planted new trees, your actions can make a big difference in the health and quality of the tree’s life. Poorly fertilized and maintained trees can get sick, stop producing leaves and foliage, and may eventually be at risk of falling over if large enough. You need a skilled and professional ISA-certified arborist to inspect your trees and choose the right fertilizing routine to ensure healthy growth for years to come. At Hamlin Tree Care, Inc, we provide the highest level of care to our clients and treat every tree like it’s our own. Contact an Austin tree fertilizer professional today at (512) 484-0252 to keep the trees on your residential or commercial property healthy all year long.