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Deep Root Feeding

Trees and shrubs are the backbone of our landscape, providing beauty, shade, and essential habitat for local wildlife. To keep these invaluable assets thriving, special care is required, including proper watering, pruning, and pest management.

But, there’s one crucial yet often overlooked technique that can significantly benefit your trees and shrubs. By understanding and implementing deep root feeding as part of your landscape maintenance strategy, you can ensure the lasting health and vitality of your property’s trees and shrubs.

It addresses a common issue facing trees and shrubs in urban environments––compacted soil. In nature, trees and shrubs have vast stretches of forest floor to explore for nutrients with their root systems. However, in landscaped environments with compacted soil, the nutrient network is often limited.

A process that involves injecting a liquid fertilizer mixture directly into the root zone of trees and shrubs. This method allows the nutrients to bypass compacted soil and reach the roots more efficiently, promoting healthier, more robust growth.

Aside from alleviating issues related to compacted soil, it also plays a vital role in keeping your trees and shrubs nourished, disease-free, and resistant to pests. In combination with other professionally administered lawn care services, deep root feeding can transform the overall health and appearance of your landscape.

Read on to discover more about the benefits of this and how Real Green Services can help you implement this essential technique for the benefit of your treasured trees and shrubs.

The Benefits of Deep Root Feeding for Your Trees and Shrubs

  1. Enhanced Nutrient Absorption

It delivers essential nutrients directly to your trees and shrubs’ root systems, ensuring they acquire the nourishment they require for optimal growth. Proper nutrition helps promote lush foliage, vibrant blooms, and a healthier overall appearance.

  1. Improved Root Health

Compacted soil often restricts oxygen and water flow to the root systems of trees and shrubs. By injecting the fertilizer mixture directly into the root zone, deep root feeding loosens and aerates the soil, allowing roots to grow deeper and wider. A well-established root system provides a stronger anchor, improving a plant’s overall stability and ability to withstand environmental stresses.

  1. Disease and Pest Resistance

A well-nourished and healthy tree or shrub is more resistant to diseases and pests. By applying a balanced nutrient mix through with this method, you can help strengthen your plants’ immune systems and make them less susceptible to harmful pathogens and insects.

  1. Drought Tolerance

Deep root feeding nurtures your trees and shrubs by promoting the development of healthier, more extensive root systems. Thoroughly rooted trees and shrubs are more efficient in water absorption, making them more resilient during periods of drought.

When to Perform Deep Root Feeding

  1. Timing is Key

The ideal time is during your trees and shrubs’ dormant period, whether they are deciduous or evergreen. This dormancy usually occurs during late fall and early winter for deciduous trees and during late winter and early spring for evergreens.

  1. Regular Maintenance

For maximum effectiveness, deep root feeding should be incorporated as part of your annual landscape maintenance plan. By focusing on specific plants’ needs and periodic treatments, you can preemptively address nutritional deficiencies and create a healthier, more attractive landscape.

The Deep Root Feeding Process

  1. Choosing the Right Fertilizer Mix

A proper fertilizer mix is crucial. With Real Green Services, our team of experts utilizes a custom blend that caters to your specific plant’s needs, ensuring accurate nutrient delivery and fast absorption.

  1. Probing Technique

During the feeding process, a specialized probe is used to inject the liquid fertilizer mixture directly into the root zone, reaching approximately 8-12 inches beneath the soil surface. This depth allows the nutrients to bypass compacted soil and reach the roots more efficiently.

  1. Spacing and Coverage

To adequately distribute the nutrients and achieve optimal results, deep root injections should be evenly spaced throughout the root zone, in a grid pattern. This uniform application maximizes both root coverage and fertilizer absorption, effectively nourishing your trees and shrubs.

Trust Real Green Services for Expert Deep Root Feeding Solutions

  1. Knowledge and Experience

The Real Green Services team brings years of expertise and a deep understanding of soil health, plant nutrients, and local horticultural conditions to our deep-root feeding services. Our team is well-versed in the needs of native and non-native trees and shrubs to ensure that we implement a feeding plan tailored to your plant’s unique requirements.

  1. Customized Treatment Plans

Recognizing that every landscape is different, Real Green Services develops personalized deep-root feeding plans based on thorough evaluations of your trees and shrubs. These plans outline the best practices and treatment frequencies to deliver optimal results tailored to your property’s needs.


A Secret to Healthier Trees and Shrubs

It is a crucial component of a comprehensive tree and shrub care plan. It ensures that your landscape’s foundation is strong, healthy, and able to resist environmental stresses such as pests, diseases, and drought.

By enlisting the help of Real Green Services, you’re investing in the long-term health of your trees and shrubs, as our expert team utilizes their extensive knowledge to create a tailored deep-root feeding regimen to suit your landscape’s specific needs.

Don’t let compacted soil and nutritional deficiencies compromise the health and beauty of your trees and shrubs. Embrace the benefits of this and ensure your landscape remains vibrant, resilient, and beautiful year-round.

Contact Real Green Services today at (512) 852-0344 or and discover how our expert approach to deep-root feeding can transform your property into the outdoor paradise you’ve always envisioned!

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