Spring is finally here, and you’ve probably noticed the trees and shrubs have begun bursting with beautiful flowers and budding greenery. 

But what is the best way to make sure your trees and shrubs have the nutrients that they need throughout the spring and summer seasons?   


Springtime is one of the best times of year to fertilize, as the demand for nutrients is high and growth is just beginning.  Nutrient availability has a huge influence on how well your trees and shrubs will grow, flower and fruit during the year.  For young, growing, or mature trees, the best time to fertilize is March through early May.  Avoid fertilizing in late summer or early fall, as the nutrients provided will stimulate new growth at a time when plants are preparing for dormancy in the winter. 


But what are signs that your trees need to be fertilized? 



Some of the most common types of fertilizer include: 



Fertilizing trees, shrubs and plants in spring supports new growth and supplies essential nutrients to avoid any deficits that can restrict growth or lead to disease or malnutrition.  Along with fertilizing, the best thing that you can do for your trees, shrubs and plants is to ensure that they are properly watered. 


For all the good that fertilizing can do, there is also the danger of excess fertilization.  This can cause other problems, including: 



Keeping your trees, shrubs, and plants healthy not only requires fertilizing but preventative maintenance and routine care.  If you aren’t sure what type of maintenance your trees need, schedule our arborist for a complimentary tree assessment on your property! 


From our location in Glen Arm, MD, we serve eastern Baltimore County and western Harford County with full-service tree work.

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