Green, leafy trees and needle-clad branches alike add color and composition to any landscape. And there’s no doubt about it — Washingtonians love their trees. However, while most trees are strong and resilient, some environmental factors can interrupt the natural cycle of a tree’s life. This is particularly true for ornamental varieties — especially ones not native to this area. Disease and infestation can cause harm to otherwise stunning arbors, which is why it’s important to be your trees’ eyes and ears when it comes to protecting them from harm’s way.
In order to grow strong and healthy, smaller trees and shrubs often require a boost of nutrients to achieve maximum health and improve their resistance to disease and insect infestations.
Think about it like this: When you’re eating right and getting enough vitamins and nutrients, your immune system is strong and you feel healthy. But if you stop these healthy habits, your immune system can weaken, letting in harmful germs that can be detrimental to your health. No one wants to get sick, so it’s important to give our bodies the things we need to stay healthy.
The same applies to small trees and shrubs.
Mike Bell, owner of Spring-Green Lawn Care in Puyallup, says it’s important to provide preventative, ongoing care for your smaller trees and shrubs to ensure a lifetime of health and beauty.
One way Mike likes to address this issue is through root feeding. Root feeding gives trees and shrubs the nutrients they need to thrive. But this process is only effective if the nutrients are able to reach the tree’s immune system — the roots.
By delivering nutrient-rich fertilizer directly into the root zone, Spring-Green Lawn Care is able to improve the health and lifespan of small trees and shrubs by providing a defense system against disease and insect infestations.
During root feeding, the Spring-Green team administers a pressurized soil injection to the tree or shrub’s root zone. By doing this, feeder roots, which are vital to the health of small trees and shrubs, are established and their health is improved.
If you have a landscaped yard, you know that it takes time and money to maintain it. But you don’t have to spend a lot to ensure the health and longevity of your small trees and shrubs. To keep your small trees and shrubs lush and green year-round, Mike recommends root feeding twice a year — in the spring and fall.
But root feeding is just the start. Ensuring the total health of your yard is a process. You can learn more about proper yard maintenance practices by visiting Spring-Green’s website.
Interested in root feeding or other landscaping services? Spring-Green offers a variety of services that can help improve and maintain the total health and attractiveness of your entire yard. For more information about root feeding, contact Mike and his talented team by calling 360-438-2885.
Spring-Green Lawn Care
Mike Bell, Owner
360-438-2885 | www.spring-green.com