When a tree is taken out of its natural habitat, it is often necessary to provide it with any essential minerals that it might be missing out on. This is particularly true of trees in urban and suburban environments, where natural nutrient sources are much more difficult to come by. If you have a tree on your property that requires fertilization, one of the most effective methods is organic deep root feeding.

Deep root feeding is a fertilization process which involves feeding nutrients directly into a tree’s root ball through a large spike. Studies have shown that this process can increase the growth rate of trees by 20% through strengthening roots, especially when using the type of organic fertilizer that Borst favors. This sort of feeding allows roots to draw more water, and improves resistance to droughts. Deep root feeding also helps trees overcome mineral deficiencies and prevents fungal infections.

If you’re unsure about whether a tree requires fertilization, there are a few simple signs you can look out for.

  1. Very little growth despite sufficient rainfall.
  2. Smaller leaves with each passing year.
  3. Leaves that are tinged yellow instead of a healthy green.
  4. Leaves changing color and falling as early as late August/early September.

In an area like New Jersey with a northern temperate climate, the best time to fertilize your trees is between fall and mid-spring. During this non-growing season, fertilization works to improve the tree’s immune system, enhancing root development and disease resistance. When fertilizing in spring, deep root feeding will also encourage tip and leaf growth.

Though there are gardening supplies that you can purchase yourself to improve the health of your trees, the most effective form of deep root feeding requires the professional tools, expertise, and organic approach of a company like Borst. Contact Borst today to get a head start on your organic spring landscape maintenance projects.