In reality the need for expert tree and shrub care goes almost completely unnoticed by property owners. Tree fertilization is something that is as important to your tree as an oil change might be to your car. By fertilizing your tree, you’re in effect helping your landscape flourish. This can enable higher property values and lots of eyes on your property.
The key here is that trees or shrubs need nutrients to not only survive, but also to thrive. When one or more of these nutrients is not at the appropriate level in the soil, your tree will suffer. It will become more susceptible to damage from pests, storms and local wildlife.
This is where fertilizer comes in. Nutrients needed by trees and plants can be divided into two groups. Macronutrients and micronutrients. There are plenty of fertilizers available to keep your trees healthy. Now you have to determine whether your tree is in need of fertilizer. It usually depends on the area and the species of tree, but the best test we have known is a simple soil exam.