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Nutrient Recycling: Back to the Earth Fertilization Pittsburgh

In nature, trees and woody plants can replenish the vital nutrients they need to grow big and strong through a process known as nutrient recycling. Nutrient recycling is when a tree absorbs the nutrient-dense, broken down leaf and branch matter that decomposes on the forest’s floor. You may have heard of the familiar term: Back into the Earth.

When it comes to most residential and commercial landscape designs, home and business owners hire landscaping and tree companies to present a clean-cut, groomed appearance in their lawns, gardens and wooded areas. Since the fallen leaves, grass clippings and other natural debris are removed for aesthetic purposes, they do not have a chance to decompose. Thus, they cannot take part in Mother Nature’s natural fertilization process of nutrient recycling.

Lacking the Elements: Signs Your Trees and Shrubs Needs Fertilization

Ready to take a trip back to high-school chemistry? It all starts with the Periodic Table. OK – we won’t go that far! All you need to know about the fertilization process is quite simple. Proper fertilization requires 3 basics elements: Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Separately they have their own roles, but together they can create the perfect balance of soil for trees, shrubs and other woody plants.

In short, Nitrogen promotes leaf growth.

Phosphorus promotes a healthy root system. This helps with nutrient absorption and stable tree “rooting”.

Potassium aids in the development of a strong stem or trunk, in which water is absorbed easily and dispersed evenly throughout the branch system.

If there is an imbalance in the elements, then you’ll notice:

Our Arborist Representative will evaluate the site by collecting soil samples around your tree or shrub. In this analysis, we will look for the specific nutrient and pH requirements your trees and shrubs need to support its natural growth. Once the data is collected and analyzed, we’ll recommend a fertilization treatment plan specific to suit your landscapes

Call Your Pittsburgh Tree Company!

Our name says it all -we are the experts! Unlike many average landscaping companies, we have an ISA® Board Certified Master Arborist on staff. We also implement and follow all American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A300 Standards for Tree and Shrub Care and Maintenance. Please contact Horhut Tree Experts for all your Pittsburgh fertilization and Pittsburgh tree company needs!