Fertilizing trees in the winter months can have lasting positive effects.
When it comes to fertilizing trees you may not know where to start. It can be tricky to pick the best time to fertilize and you may not have any idea about when that is. Another issue with fertilizing in the winter is that it is a common belief that fertilizing your trees in the spring or summer is actually the best time to do so. Don’t stress, Sharp Tree Service is here to get down to the “root” of fertilizing trees in the winter.
The first step to determining whether or not you need to fertilize in the winter is knowing the last time your trees were fed. If it has been a while, a winter fertilization is recommended. The second step is determining when to fertilize your tree. A general rule of thumb is to wait until you know the tree is dormant, so fertilization doesn’t promote growth that cannot be sustained in the cold months.
You may be wondering about the benefits of fertilizing trees in the winter months. Aside from braving the potentially-cold weather to get the job done, there are plenty of positives to winter fertilization. Although tree roots typically stay shallow, they spread far in diameter. By fertilizing your tree earlier in the year during the winter months, you are allowing the fertilizer to spread completely throughout the roots. Winter fertilizations also give your tree a jump on it’s spring growing. It will make sure the soil is nutrient-rich and ready to grow.
If the idea of winter fertilization seems daunting, call the professionals at Sharp Tree Service. We can help you decide if fertilizing trees is needed and then execute the job to perfection. Call us today for a free quote.