04 Nov 2015
November 4, 2015

Benefits of Deep Root Fertilization


Deep root fertilization is a process that arborists use to replenish your trees and shrubs with essential nutrients for their health. With deep root fertilization, your trees and shrubs have better resistance to disease and insects. Your trees will flourish longer when they are healthy from root fertilization. Contact The Tree Doctor in for deep root fertilization estimate in Des Moines and surrounding areas.

Reduces Soil Compaction

Soil compaction happens when the soil is consolidated down, displacing air and water from the soil. Soil compaction is usually caused from large machinery or animals. When the soil becomes dense from compaction, it is less likely to absorb water that is necessary for root growth. Deep root fertilization directly helps with soil compaction. When the fertilizer is injected into the roots with high pressure, this will help to aerate the soil. The fertilization process will allow oxygen to re-enter the compacted soil, greatly benefiting your tree, shrub, or plant.

Keeps Your Tree & Shrubs Healthy

Healthy trees and shrubs add a lot of value to your property. That’s why it’s important to give your trees the necessary fertilization when they need it. When you fertilize your lawn and plants on the surface, the nutrients of the fertilizer usually won’t reach the deep roots of large trees or shrubs. Trees and shrubs require the necessary nutrients to grow correctly. Fertilizer is injected below the roots to provide your trees with the most health benefits.

The Deep Root Fertilization Process

The process of root fertilization involves injecting a fertilization liquid about 10 inches deep into the soil and approximately 3 feet apart in a grid-like pattern around the tree. The fertilization is injected 10 inches into the ground so that the surface level roots from ground cover plants or grass will not soak up all the fertilization. Typically ground cover and plants receive enough nutrients and water from top-level fertilization and rainfall. The deep root fertilization process requires special equipment so if you are interested in deep root fertilization for your tree or shrub, call 333-TREE or email The Tree Doctor in Des Moines. Our certified arborists can provide your Central Iowa trees or shrubs with the quality fertilization you need to keep your lawn and property looking great.