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10 Benefits of Tree & Shrub Root Feeding

Your trees and shrubs took a beating over the winter. Now is the time to give them a boost with Annual Root Feeding injections!

Your landscape is an investment that should increase in beauty and value every year as plants mature. However, plants are living things and are subject to constant stress from the harsh environment here in the New Jersey area. For success, your plants need special care before they show signs of distress and decline. This is where Annual Root Feeding comes in.

Benefits of Annual Root Feeding

Annual Root Feeding of landscape ornamentals provides many benefits such as:

  1. Root feeding is a feeding that gets deep down into the plant’s lifeline; its root system. This encourages strong deep root growth that will help plants withstand stress and decline.
  2. This injection into the root zone is by far the best way to feed landscape plants and it is fast acting since the plant can quickly absorb the nutrients.
  3. Root feeding also helps the plant’s health all year long since the nutrients needed for plant health are now available in the soil.
  4. Poor soil conditions will be revitalized and improved.
  5. During the spring landscape, plants use a lot of energy to flower, push out new growth, and seed, leaving them stressed going into the hot summer. So, a spring feeding is very beneficial to overall plant health.
  6. Plants will grow healthier and flower longer with an annual feeding.
  7. Healthy plants will be more resistant to dry weather and...
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How to Protect Your Plants From Winter Damage

Using anti-desiccant spray to protect your evergreen trees and shrubs over the winter.

Start protecting your landscape plants from winter damage with an anti-desiccant spray! Winter damage to evergreen trees and shrubs is caused by desiccation, or drying out. Once the ground freezes plant roots are unable to take up water from the soil. Plants are then forced to use the water stored in their needles, leaves, and stems. Harsh cold dry winter winds and freezing temps will also dry out the water that plants need to survive. This loss of essential plant moisture leads to winter plant damage or even death.

An anti-desiccant spray professionally applied to evergreen trees and shrubs will help hold in this vital moisture throughout the winter. If you have problems with winter plant damage in your landscape the experts at 1.888.Lawntec suggests spraying an anti-desiccant.

Anti-desiccants sprays can also be called anti-transpirant spray, winter wilt proofing spray, or winter protection spray. The application will provide a protective coating that conserves the amount of water that escapes from the plant. These are usually one time applications applied in the early winter, December is ideal. In areas with longer and colder winters, like New Jersey, anti-desiccants are most effective when applied twice, once in November/December and again in February. However, this can get tricky since temps must be above freezing to make an effective application.

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