Aurora & Centennial, CO Shrub Fertilization
Healthy shrubs begin with healthy soils. Fertilization is just the start. Adjusting soil pH and ensuring adequate organic matter is present are also key to healthy soils. For shrubs in urban and suburban soils, Ironwood Earthcare can simulate the optimal conditions for growth.
It is elementary for trees to survive in the forest without regular forms of outside intervention as there are enough soil nutrients for proper growth. In essence, a larger ecosystem will participate in fertilizing trees and stimulating tree and shrub roots. The thriving ecosystem will help with plant growth and contribute to overall plant health.
However, when it comes to plants in our residential and commercial areas, the trees have to struggle to survive amongst other plants and shrubs as they have to compete in a not too healthy environment.
There are various reasons for this struggle. They may range from the lack of sunlight to improper soil, a lack of water, and a death of essential nutrients.
Whatever the case may be, it is essential to ensure that trees and shrubs have the nutrients they need to survive and thrive. Whether that means slow-release fertilizers or deep root fertilization, it is necessary to understand and prioritize plant health.
The best way to ensure plants in our immediate surroundings get proper nutrients for growth and sustenance is to use an appropriate slow-release fertilizer. This is essential to keep the soil nutrient-filled all year long and especially important for newly planted trees.
That is where Ironwood Earthcare comes into the picture with organic fertilizers and essential nutrients. We focus on enhancing proper plant growth by creating the ideal conditions for growth.
Trees and shrubs should be fertilized in the early spring, and if conditions are favorable, a light fertilizer application can be done in the early summer (that is when there are reasonable temperatures and soil moisture). During the summer, avoid fertilizing drought-stressed trees and shrubs.
Fertilizing should be done in the fall, usually after the first hard freeze in September or October. The next optimum time is before early spring growth begins, which is usually between March and early May.
Recall that fertilizer can be applied up until July if it is not done in the fall or spring. If you must use fertilizer all year round, it is advisable to seek the advice of an expert so you don’t end up causing more damage than good.
The truth is that when dealing with liquid fertilizer, slow-release nitrogen fertilizers, and deep root fertilization, it is a mixture of art and science. That is why our clients reach out to us at Iron Wood Earthcare to ensure we provide value to plant roots and get it right the first time.
Plants can be fertilized in two ways: indirectly and directly. Apply the fertilizer to the entire root zone area using either method. The primary feeding roots of a plant are customarily found within the top 10 to 14 inches of soil due to the naturally high oxygen concentrations near the soil surface.
Many mulched plant roots are found just beneath the soil surface, just beneath the mulch. Apply fertilizer to the soil’s surface or mulch, and it will be carried to the roots by rain or irrigation water.
Irrigate quickly after fertilizing to wash any fertilizer from the leaves and assist nutrients to dissolve and penetrate through the mulch and soil to the roots, regardless of the fertilizer or method of administration. Some nitrogen sprayed may evaporate and be lost to the atmosphere without helping the plants if there is no irrigation or rainfall.
We are a leading plant care company in Colorado with significant experience in shrub and tree fertilization. We produce the best fertilizer mix for different soils and can offer expert advice to help you bring out the best in your plants.
We work with a team of experts and assure you complete satisfaction and value for your money. We are available 24 hours, seven days a week, and we would be glad to attend to your inquiries at any time of the day.
Feel free to give us a call, and let’s help you build a healthy environment for your plants.
You may be wondering what makes us unique and why you should engage with us and use our services.
Amongst a host of other positives, here are some reasons why you should work with us:
We are committed to protecting you and your trees, so we would give you only the best when it comes to shrub fertilization.
Ironwood Earthcare is Denver’s premier tree care company serving the entire Denver Metro Area. We are a family-owned full-service tree and lawn care company that focuses on trees, shrubs, and lawn health care. Our experienced team utilizes the most current science in each job we complete to provide you with the most comprehensive and Colorado-specific lawn care possible.
Serving Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, CO. Let us customize a plan that meets the unique demands of your trees and lawn health care. Partner with our team of experts who have decades of industry knowledge. We will be pleased to apply our knowledge and experience in taking care of your trees and shrubs. Whether it is fertilizing trees or shrubs or conducting general landscaping, no job is too big or small. We handle it all on time and on budget.
Serving Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, CO. Let us customize a plan that meets the unique demands of your trees and lawn health care. Partner with our team of experts who have decades of industry knowledge. No job is too big or small. We handle it all on time and on budget.