A number of tree and shrub problems start because of nutrient deficiencies and other soil problems. Nutrition, compaction of the soil and the availability of water all affect plant growth. As such, fertilization for trees and shrubs is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.
Fertilization should be tailored to the specific requirements of the plant to ensure maximum effectiveness. Local field observations combined with soil analysis yields the best results. During soil analysis, a soil sample is taken from beneath the tree and analyzed. Based on the results, fertilization can be customized, resulting in better growth and healthier trees and shrubs.
Here at Bartlett, we analyze over 10,000 soil samples from client properties each year. This information provides greater insight into the development of regional fertilizers designed for specific geographic areas.