The Best Way to Fertilize Your Trees!

How to Fertilize your Trees the best way!

fertilized trees are happy trees!


The best way to Fertilize your tree is very important! Just like you and I need to eat, trees are live, breathing organisms as well, and ALSO need to eat. Once a year at least in fact.

In clay soils, trees should generally only be fertilized every year, and in sandy soils, they will usually need fertilizing twice a year!

That’s it. You need to eat once a day, and your trees only need to eat once or twice a year. My hope is to teach you exactly how to fertilize, using a method that is easily available to you.

My assumption is that you don’t have the $8K-$18K for the equipment that the professionals use, so I’m simplifying and giving you the best way to fertilize your trees without using the expensive equipment that the pros use. It’s called Vertical mulching, and it’s one of the best ways to fertilize your trees!


How to do it:
1.        Drill holes in the soil that are 1”-3” wide, and 6”-8” deep. Stagger the holes in a brick-laying pattern all throughout the soil underneath where the tree’s canopy is. We consider this area to be within the “dripline,” or area underneath the treed
2.       Backfill 2” of each hole with an organic, slow release fertilizer.
3.       Backfill the remainder of the hole with organic compost.
4.       Sit back, and enjoy your beautiful trees grow and thrive!

What you’ll need –
1.       high powered battery drill, or low powered, corded drill
2.       a 1”-3” “earth auger” bit that fits your drill …  You can find it on amazon
3.       fertilizer – slow release, organic kind … if possible 😀
4.       compost!

That’s it. The reason we dig deep and bypass the grass when fertilizing trees, vs. just doing a granular spread, is because chances are, you have other grasses and plants that will steal almost all of the nutrients that you put down.

It’s important to go down deep when fertilizing tree roots, and this is the best method that I’ve found to do so without spending the big bucks to have it done professionally!

Thanks much and look forward to helping you with your “Green Pets” (trees!)

1 year ago

Hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th weekend.

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snow removal blaine mn

We know the last couple blogs that we have posted revolve around snow removal and what not; but this time we decided to look into the science behind what causes us to need to provide snow removal services. The two big contenders are Blizzards and Winter Storms, but what’s the difference between them?

snow removal blaine mnBlizzard

Definition: According to the National Weather Service, a blizzard is “a storm which contains large amounts of snow or blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least 3 hours)”. Temperatures during a blizzard often times go into the negative digits as well.

Origin: The term “blizzard” originally referred to “a cannon shot or a volley of musket fire”, but in the 1870’s several newspapers began to use the term to describe a snowstorm.

Dangers: Often times blizzards cause what we call “whiteout conditions” which can make it extremely difficult or impossible to drive in. The wind chill that comes along with a blizzard can sometimes cause the most problems. Combining the cold temperatures and the strong winds that come with any blizzard; extremely low wind chills are a common occurrence, but still very dangerous.

Winter Storm

Definition: A winter storm may consist of freezing rain, sleet, heavy snowfall, cold temperatures, and windy conditions that can last up to severalsnow removal blaine mn days. Sleet is raindrops that freeze before hitting the ground. Freezing rain occurs when rain falls onto a service when the temperatures are below freezing, therefore freezing the surfaces.

Origin: For centuries the term has been used when describing violent weather that occurs in Winter months.

Dangers: Freezing rain and sleet can lead to slippery conditions that aren’t safe for drivers or even those just walking to their car. The aftermath of a winter storm can leave an impact for weeks or even months after its’ occurrence.


Either way, both a Blizzard and a Winter Storm can be dangerous for everyone in its’ path. Here at Quick Clean Out in Blaine, MN, we are dedicated to providing superb quality to our clients in order for them to be safe for whatever weather conditions occur this Winter. Give us a call to set up your snow removal Blaine, MN services TODAY!