The first step is to choose a fertilizer that is appropriate for your specific tree. The best possible situation is one in which fertilizers have been added to the soil before the tree was even planted. One of the most common methods is to apply the fertilizer directly to the surface. This choice is optimal when there isn’t any mulch or debris around the foundation of the tree. Surface applications have to be eased in with water so that they may penetrate the soil and reach the roots of the tree. A second type of fertilizing method is subsurface application.
You need to begin by drilling small holes that go as far as 6 inches deep and 3 inches wide. You will apply the fertilizer to these holes so that they may reach the trees roots faster. In some cases, trunk application is the best option for your tree as well. This method has the fertilizer directly injected into the trunk of the tree. These are only for situations where the roots are not as accessible; this process should always be completed by professional a professional tree service.
With so many different options available to fertilize your trees it’s important to know exactly what’s best for your tree before taking action. Contact your local arborist today for assistance choosing the right fertilizer.