Deep Root Fertilizing and Pest Management

What is Deep Root Fertilizing Good For ?

Well it is great for newly planted trees & shrubs.. a feeding of nutrients will help them grow in to their new home and successfully establish their roots. The better able a new tree or shrub can establish itself, the sooner it will begin to grow.

On average a tree or shrub will take a year to establish itself before it can grow and before it can really tolerate drought. A larger nursery size tree may take up to three years to establish in your yard especially if they are stressed by weather or insufficient irrigation during establishment.

Regular watering and the occasional boost of fertilizer when done no sooner than 4 to 6 weeks after planting will lead to better establishment and a healthier tree that does its best

Trees at their Best

Deep Root Fertilizing is also great for those who want their trees to continue to do their best and look great.

A boost of nutrients every now and then can provide faster growth rate, better foilage, more resistance to pests, and less stress from harsh weather.

For comparison, the Arborvitae on the right is looking much better even after just 1 deep root feeding in the spring of 2021 and 2022, followed up by no treatment last year, this picture was taken this week; spring of 2024

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Emerald ash borer (EAB)

The adult beetles feed on foliage, causing little damage. However, the larvae feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree’s ability to transport water and nutrients, eventually killing the tree.

Deep root feeding can be paired with insecticide to help protect your Ash Tree. We can give your tree 1 annual spring time application of insectide and fertilizer to help defend against the Emerald Ash Borer life cycle.

“Since its discovery in the US, the emerald ash borer has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in at least 36 states and is now active all across the state Missouri” –https://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pests/emeraldash.php

If you have an Ash tree that is of value to you, that you dont want to see cut down, contact us for a free estimate.

Landscape Ornamentals

We offer insecticide treatments three times a year to eliminate various pests that target landscape shrubs and ornamental trees, here are two examples.

Bagworms often find a new home without being detected, but eventually multiply until they are a serious problem. These pests like to devestate some species of trees and shrubs until there is no foilage left at all. Keep an eye out for bagworms to emerge and become active around May & June.

Japenese beetles emerge and feed on ornamental trees and shrubs during the summer months of June July and August. We offer insecticide treatments three times a year to eliminate pests that target landscape shrubs and ornamental trees.