April and May: The Best Time to Feed Trees in DFW
What’s the essence of having a tree that looks haggard and malnourished? Trees are like humans, they require care and nutrients to thrive a look their best. The absence of one or more nutrient in the soil will affect the growth of the tree. This will make the tree vulnerable to disease and insects, leading to a shorter lifespan.
Good Ole’ Texas Soil
In Texas, the soil is rich in micronutrients to meet the needs of trees. However, the soil is lacking in Iron which leads to Chlorosis, the yellowing of the veins of the leaves, creating an ugly sight. Texas is highly urbanized which creates stress on the trees due to the low moisture level physical damage and soil compaction. A soil test may need to be carried out to determine if your trees need to be feed. When this is done Harrod’s Arbor Tech knows exactly what your trees need to flourish.
The most beneficial period to feed trees is from April to late May when the ground is quite workable. Trees grow better during the Spring, which is why feeding them prior to this period will help the growth. Even if you are dealing with a tree on a sandy soil, late May is still the most logical period to fertilize your trees.
Tree feeding and nutrition is a balancing act. Just like humans, eating too much can affect digestion and hamper the health. It is better and advisable to consult the professionals at Harrod’s Arbor Tech.
We have been treating and feeding trees for over two decades; we know what is needed to have a healthy tree in Texas.
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