Trees and shrubs are instrumental in the aesthetic appeal of your property. They soften the look and add beautiful greenery to your space. Plus, they might provide shade or a comfortable area for building tenants or visitors to sit outside for lunch. And, they may even have an impact on the inside of your building—keeping your air conditioning bill lower by blocking the sun’s intense rays from beating through the windows.
With how much value your trees and shrubs provide to your property, you want to do whatever you can to protect them. Though a lot of species are hardy, trees and shrubs are not completely self-sustaining as some people tend to think. That means there are extra steps you can take to help them to perform at their best.
Fertilize Your Trees and Shrubs for Optimal Performance & Protection
In nature, trees have access to all of the nutrients they need to thrive. Fallen and decomposing leaves on the forest floor provide natural fertilizer to trees which helps them to grow strong and healthy roots.
However, when trees are grown in urban and suburban landscapes, they don’t have access to that same natural fertilization and might struggle as a result. This means that your stressed trees may require a little bit of extra help.
That help can come in the form of deep root fertilization, a process which can help provide the nutrients that your trees need to perform their best. With deep root fertilization, the tree is injected with fertilizer deep into the root zone. It will then be taken up through the tree’s root system and dispersed throughout the tree.
While only large trees require deep root fertilization, all of your trees and shrubs can benefit from the added nutrients provided by a professional fertilization service. By having this service provided for your trees and shrubs, you’ll better equip them to protect themselves against environmental stressors as well as threats like pests or disease.
At Bluegrass, we offer a tree and shrub care program that consists of six applications. One addresses tree and shrub diseases, there focus on insect challenges, and two of our treatments are focused on deep root fertilization for overall best health.
Prune Your Trees and Shrubs for Aesthetics & Safety
Another valuable service that you can provide for your trees and shrubs is proper pruning. A lot of people don’t realize that pruning does more than keep your plants looking trim. It also helps them to grow stronger and healthier because the dead or unhealthy material is being cut out. Since a tree’s branches all compete for nutrients and water, trimming out the material that’s struggling will allow your tree to focus its energy on its strong and healthy limbs.
This is all part of the 3 D’s of pruning, meaning that dead, dying, or diseased branches should be removed. Having this important service performed will also make your trees safer. After all, the last thing that you want is to have a tree with limbs at risk of falling on your property. It could be a potential lawsuit waiting to happen!
Of course, professional pruning absolutely has an aesthetic benefit to it, as well. It encourages blooms while also helping your trees maintain a trim and beautiful shape. Pruning will have an impact on the overall appeal of your trees and shrubs.
Making the Best Choice for Your Commercial Property
There’s no doubt your trees and shrubs add enjoyment and value to your property—not to mention the fact that they were also a monetary investment that you don’t want to lose. The last thing that you want is to see your trees and shrubs fail because you’re not providing them with what they need to thrive. In the grand scheme of things, investing in professional services for the plants on your property is a small cost compared to the value you’d lose should something happen to them.
By choosing to work with Bluegrass on your tree and shrub care needs, you can feel confident that they’ll receive exactly what they require to perform their best—and to protect your investment. Knowing that you’re in good hands, you’ll have the peace of mind that your landscape will continue to perform optimally.