When it comes to new landscape installations, an often overlooked element is plant nutrition. When trees receive the proper amount of nutrition they more easily adapt to their new surroundings making them less susceptible to disease, insects and other environmental stress factors. Treeland recommends that customers apply Dynamite All Purpose 18-6-8 controlled release fertilizer which provides a steady and continuous supply of macronutrients and micronutrients for up to 9 months. Online ordering is the easiest way to purchase, as not every Home Depot keeps this item in stock.
Optimal plant vigor can be achieved when all the essential elements are in ample and readily available forms which are divided into two groups: macronutrients (elements that are consumed in larger quantities) and micronutrients. Most fertilizers only supply the primary macronutrients Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) and often overlook the six micronutrient elements Boron (B), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo) and Zinc (Zn). These micronutrients play key roles in plant growth even though the required amount of any one of the micronutrients is a very small fraction compared to the macronutrients.