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Deep Root Fertilization: How to Help Your Trees & Shrubs This Winter!


Winter can be hard on trees and shrubs, but instead of risking their winter well-being this year, consider deep root fertilization! It’s the best thing you can do for your trees and shrubs this winter. Read on for all the details from your  Custom Lawn Experts!

Protect Your Valuable Landscaping

Landscaping can require expensive upkeep. You try to do everything exactly right when you buy an expensive tree or shrub, including learning how to plant it correctly, when and how much to water it until it establishes itself, and educating yourself on pruning and caring for it. Sometimes that still isn’t enough! Trees and shrubs need careful preparation to make it through the winter, and deep root fertilization is the number one winter safeguard we can provide.

What Is Deep Root Fertilization?

During deep root fertilization, one of our expert landscape professionals injects a balanced fertilizer with organic material directly into the root zone. The fertilizer stays right there until spring comes and the plant needs it. It’s essential for Kansas City area shrubs and new trees to receive this beneficial treatment starting in December in order to be healthy come spring.

What Are the Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization?

Deep root fertilization helps encourage root growth deep under the surface during the winter months. Trees need this extra boost for a couple of reasons:

  1. In a woodland area, leaves provide organic fertilizer for trees and shrubs. However, nobody wants to leave leaves on their lawns over the winter for obvious reasons, so woody plants don’t get the benefit of “nature’s fertilizer” that they need.
  2. The grass surrounding our trees and shrubs compete for food, robbing many of the nutrients tree roots need, especially over the winter months.

Leave It to Custom Lawn & Landscape

In the case of deep root fertilization, it’s best to call a professional who knows the proper fertilizer formula and has the necessary equipment to get the job done right. Right now is the time to make your appointment for deep root fertilization and to winterize your sprinkler system. We’ve been doing lawn care in Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, KS and the Kansas City area since 1981 and would be happy to take care of all your lawn care needs!

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