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Plant Nutrition Management for the Fall

The best defense against tree pests and diseases starts with plant nutrition management for the fall. Like the foods you put in your body support your health, the right fertilizer is essential to beautiful, thriving trees. Fall is the ideal time for fertilizer application, giving trees the nutrients they need to make it through the winter months. What nutrients are missing or depleted in the soil on your Seattle, San Francisco, or San Jose grounds?

Essential Fertilization for Trees

Plants growing in residential or commercial areas rather than the wild often lack essential nutrients. Replenishing soil that is lacking in these macro and micronutrients will keep your trees growing strong. A soil analysis performed by your local arborist will uncover which nutrients your trees are missing, so you can supplement them with the perfect mix of fertilizers to keep them lush and healthy year-round.

Palm Tree Nutrient Management

Palm trees need access to many macro and micronutrients to maintain their health, including nitrogen, potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Yet too often, they survive in the most nutritionally deficient soils – like sand. Our knowledgeable arborists recognize the signs of missing nutrients, such as potassium and iron deficiencies that cause decolorization, confirming them with a soil analysis to ensure the precise application of the right soil amendments.

Fall fertilization for Fruit Trees

Applying nutrients in the fall is crucial to giving your fruit trees the strength to fuel spring growth and support fruit development. Fruit trees rely on reserves obtained the previous season before leaves fall to accomplish this, gained from macro and micronutrients like nitrogen, potassium phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, boron, and zinc. Our tree management experts know the ideal combination of fertilizers to achieve your goals, from soil drenches to foliar sprays, which are ideally suited to fall application when root uptake is slow.

The Dangers of One-Size-Fits-All Fertilizers

Our knowledgeable staff will never apply multipurpose fertilizer blends without considering the needs of the tree species on your property and existing soil composition. We know this could be a recipe for disaster, harming – rather than helping – your trees. Many trees, particularly newly planted palms, are highly susceptible to fertilizer damage. You can rest assured we will protect your landscaping investment, avoiding quick-release, multipurpose fertilizer options, which can cause nutrient imbalances in the soil.

Start planning your plant nutrition management for the fall with Arborwell Professional Tree Management. Contact us at to request an arborist report or schedule soil testing for your Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose, Hayward, or Sacramento property’s trees today.

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