Have you ever heard of deep root feeding?

Perhaps you have heard the term, but are you aware of what it is and what it does for your trees and shrubs?

If you haven’t, you’re probably not alone. It’s not a term known by many, but it serves a strong purpose in terms of letting trees heal, grow and thrive. Deep root feeding essentially stands for the process of injecting formulated fertilization straight into the ground, around the base of a tree — and in turn spreading to the tree’s roots.

This process will present multiple benefits for the tree and the general landscape, including a stronger root system; the stimulation of healthy new growth; and it refills vital vitamins and nutrients. And since it has a time-release effect, nutrients will be pumped in the root system for months to come. So, if you conduct the process in the fall, the positive effects will remain come winter.

But why should you get this done? The simple answer is, you just don’t have control over many aspects of nature.

Sometimes, tree leaves change color too early in the fall season. Increased levels of rainfall can make nutrients in the soil dissipate in a negative fashion, possibly causing trees to uproot. Trees already are prone to issues with roots, due to different aspects of everyday life blocking growth, including streets and sidewalks. Some trees are damaged, diseased, insect-infested or simply stressed out.

A  board certified master arborist, like the experienced ones here at Camelot, can walk you through the process and the benefits you will receive from this procedure. Give us a call today and we can provide an assessment to treat your roots right!