The nutrients and additives in our fertilization mix provide the plant with necessary building blocks to help the plant recover from winter stress and also reduce the effects of decline agents such as excessive rainfall, drought, heat stress and pest attack.
A correctly administered fertilization program and pest applications help keep plants stable throughout the year especially during times of stress. Your landscape plants and turf continue to grow and absorb nutrients even under stress situations. If there are not adequate nutrients in the soil the plants cannot absorb the necessary nutrients to sustain themselves and then become even weaker. Plants under stress also will be more susceptible to pest attack so it is important to maintain the pest reduction applications.
Remember also to keep the soil moist even during the winter. Plants in dry soil can sustain more winter injury during extreme winter weather than normally would be expected. Root systems in very dry soil are damaged more severely than roots in well hydrated soil. With the ability to irrigate you can cycle your sprinkler system on during the winter when our temperatures are above freezing to compensate for lack of winter rainfall.
Our fertilization program is based on proven technology and a proven track record of twenty-five years of constant improvements. The program is designed to help the plants recover from stresses such as drought, disease and insect damage, winter injury and improper care. Shrubs and trees in the beds will be soil drenched while trees in the turf areas will be soil injected. This method provides the most effective delivery method for the type of plant being fertilized. We apply a fertilizer mixture which consists of slow release nitrogen along with potassium, micronutrients and wetting agents to aid in soil penetration.
Most of our shrubs have very shallow root systems which do not penetrate more than 3″ – 4″ deep. The majority of our small trees have an anchor root system extending a foot below grade then a very extensive feeder root system that, though no deeper than 4″ – 6″, does extend well beyond the drip line of the tree.
The reason for these shallow root structures is our clay soil which can restrict penetration of water and becomes oxygen poor as depth increases. This lack of oxygen and moisture restricts root growth and consequently roots stay near the surface where oxygen and water is more available.
Our fertilization technique provides the plants with the necessary nutrients for growth and places the nutrients in the root zone in a balanced, non-burning package which releases nutrients throughout the entire growing season.« Back to Glossary Index