It's official! All of Massachusetts is currently in drought status; not that we need an official report to know that! Look around and you will see trees, shrubs and lawns browning before your very eyes. There are a number of things that can be done to help your trees & shrubs cope with the impact of the drought before the dormant season arrives.
ArborTech's Fall Fertilization Programs are great options to help your trees & shrubs thrive. I hesitate to use the word 'fertilize' with homeowners because the term can be a misnomer. In practice, fertilizing is the process of giving your trees & shrubs nutrients. These nutrients are usually high in nitrogen which is good for "greening up" your plants but creates an unhealthy environment. Your trees & shrubs will turn into "Nitrogen Junkies".
Plants need a lot more than nitrogen. They need healthy soil comprised of macro and micro nutrients, organic matter, oxygen and water holding matter, just to name a few. The bottom line is: healthy soil = healthy plants which is a much more sustainable approach to a healthy landscape.
At ArborTech, we don't believe in promoting a short term "green up". We believe in treating trees & shrubs holistically; as part of the larger system they are undeniably dependent on. The ArborTech Fertilization Program puts more emphasis on enhancing the soil because the soil is a vital ecosystem working to keep your trees & shrubs healthy. Do the right thing for your landscape this fall - care for the soil and in return, the soil will care for your plants. It's a good deal!
Call ArborTech today at (413) 525-0060 for a free consultation with one of our Certified Arborists regarding which soil building program is best for your plants. Or contact us for more information.