Trees and shrubs are living investments that grow in value every year. When properly chosen trees and shrubs can be expected to thrive with the right care, which may includes fertilizing. Just as certain drought-tolerant plants may not require water during dry spells, mature trees and shrubs growing in favorable soil conditions may require little or no fertilizer.
Fertilizer is often misunderstood and misused; it isn't food. Plants produce their own food in the form of sugars through photosynthesis. The minerals or nutrients supplied by fertilizer provide the ingredients needed for photosynthesis and growth. When minerals are lacking or absent in the soil, fertilizer can be added to maintain an proper levels.
Fertilizer should not be considered a cure for failing plants. When unadapted or unhealthy plants are chosen, carelessly planted or improperly watered you will see signs of a failing plant.
When fertilizing trees and shrubs keep these two points in mind - First fertilizer is beneficial when it is needed; but use it in the right amount, at the right time, and in the right places.
So let the professionals here at Phoenix Lawn and Landscaping take all the worries away from you and do what we do best, care for your landscape.