Creating The Right Soil For Your Tree – April 2016

How to Improve Your Tree’s Soil A vital and often overlooked factor affecting the health of your trees and shrubs is soil. In fact, improving your tree’s soil is very often the best possible thing you can do to help it thrive. What Can I Do to Improve My Soil? Luckily, there are steps you can take to ensure your trees and shrubs have the soil they need. The first step is timely...
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Picking The Right Tree Fertilizer – April 2016 Part 2

How to Fertilize a Tree The main reason to fertilize trees and shrubs is to bolster their health so they are better prepared to fight off pests, disease, and environmental stresses. While fertilizer can’t solve all of a tree’s problems, it will go a long way to give it a fighting chance. Does My Tree Need Fertilizer? Trees growing in their natural habitat should have access to all of...
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Picking The Right Tree Fertilizer – April 2016 Part 1

What Type of Fertilizer Do I Need? Fertilizer is made up of macronutrients (Potassium, Phosphorus, and Nitrogen) and micronutrients (such as Manganese, Magnesium, and Iron). These minerals all have different effects on the maturation of a tree and different trees need different amounts. It is important to ensure that you use the right fertilizer for your tree. To find out how to obtain the...
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April 2016: Hot Weather Tips For Trees – Part 3

This year could be a warm one for the Tri-Cities. Taking care of your trees and making sure they have enough water will be critical in their health and survival. We have put together a series of tips and “must dos” for your home’s trees. Know When to Water The quickest way to check soil moisture is to take a long (6”-plus) screwdriver and poke it into the soil. It will pass easily into...
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April 2016: Hot Weather Tips For Trees – Part 2

This year could be a warm one for the Tri-Cities. Taking care of your trees and making sure they have enough water will be critical in their health and survival. We have put together a series of tips and “must dos” for your home’s trees. Symptom #2 – Root Exposure Trees affected by not enough water will also start showing some root at the surface. The ground around the tree will be...
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