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Fertilization services by AKA Tree Service in Atlanta GA and Nashville TN

Ensuring a well-balanced diet is common knowledge for maintaining good health, and the same principle applies to trees and plants. Nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, play fundamental roles in various aspects of plant growth and development. When your soil lacks these essential nutrients, the overall health of your trees and plants may suffer, making them susceptible to pests and diseases. This is why AKA Tree Service’s fertilization services are invaluable.

Fertilizing your soil effectively enhances the beauty of your trees and plants, promoting strong root growth. This, in turn, fortifies your trees, enabling them to better withstand adverse conditions such as storms or other natural disasters.

How Do You Know If Your Yard Needs Fertilizer?

If you’re not currently on a fertilization program, your lawn could gain many significant advantages from a professional fertilization treatment. Here are some key indicators that it may be time to fertilize your soil:

  • Patchy Growth: Patchy or sparse grass growth may indicate a lack of essential nutrients.
  • Discolored Grass: Yellowing or off-color grass can be a sign of nutrient deficiency, specifically nitrogen.
  • Weed Proliferation: A sudden increase in weeds may suggest that your soil lacks the nutrients needed for strong, healthy grass.
  • Slow Growth: If your grass is growing at a slower rate than usual, it could be a signal that it’s not getting enough nutrients.
  • Smaller Leaves: Smaller than normal leaves can suggest a nutrient deficiency, particularly in essential elements like nitrogen.
  • Thinning Turf: Areas where the grass is thinning or bare could benefit from additional fertilization to encourage new growth.
  • Discolored Leaves: Discolored leaves, often appearing yellow or pale green, are a clear sign that plants are not receiving adequate nutrients from the soil.
  • Increased Pest Presence: Weak or undernourished grass is more susceptible to pests, so an uptick in pest activity may indicate a nutrient deficiency.

How Does Professional Fertilization Work?

An I.S.A. certified arborist from our professional team will use a Lamotte Electronic Soil Lab, a specialized soil sampling tool, to test your soil’s pH and identify any deficiencies in micro and macronutrients. Following this analysis, a customized fertilization plan will be created by the arborist based on the specific findings from the soil sample.

AKA Tree Service steers away from the overuse of traditional chemical fertilizers by implementing deep-root fertilization. Through this method, Mycorrhizal Fungi is introduced into your soil, establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with tree roots. This enhances the tree’s capability to absorb a higher amount of the nutrients already present in the soil.

Fertilization FAQs

Early spring and late fall are the best times of the year to apply fertilizer. Plants and trees absorb the highest amount of nutrients in early spring before active growth begins, as well as in the fall after trees or shrubs have become dormant.

Mature trees should be fertilized every 2-3 years, whereas young trees may need to be fertilized yearly to promote growth.

Before fertilizing, your soil should be tested to determine which nutrients it lacks. The experts at AKA Tree Service are trained to determine the specific fertilizer mixture your soil needs to ensure your trees and plants flourish.

Fertilizers should be applied by a trained professional. Many big box stores sell fertilizers, but applying them without testing your soil may result in an imbalance, with too much of one mineral and a deficiency in another, potentially harming or even causing the death of your plants.

Residential and Commercial Fertilization Services in Atlanta, GA

Ensuring your trees’ and plants’ longevity and prosperity hinges on proper fertilization. Our team of I.S.A. certified arborists at AKA Tree Service are dedicated to soil care and fertilization, ensuring the enduring health and stature of your trees and plants.

If your trees or plants are struggling and could benefit from a rejuvenating boost, don’t hesitate to contact AKA Tree Service today to explore a wealth of important information about our fertilization services.

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