With their distinctive look, palm trees bring to mind sunny days, sandy beaches and all the wonders of a tropical paradise. It's no wonder that these gorgeous plants are such a popular part of the Florida landscape. As versatile as they are beautiful, they can serve as focal points, create a living frame for an exceptional view, anchor a colorful landscaping bed, provide shade or form a natural privacy barrier. However, keeping these fantastic trees looking their best does require some effort.
Keeping Your Palm Trees Healthy
There are more than 2500 species of palm trees. This incredible variety means that there is a palm tree suitable for virtually any commercial or residential landscape. Although these trees are generally fairly hardy, they do have certain vulnerabilities. Palm trees can be severely damaged or even destroyed by infestations, diseases, deficiencies caused by malnutrition, improper care and nasty weather. While it is impossible to completely shield your palm trees from all potential harm, a regular program of professional palm fertilization is an excellent way to ensure that the palm trees on your property are strong, healthy and ready to thrive.
The Importance of Palm Tree Fertilization
Only a small proportion of the palm trees growing in Florida are actually native species. While even native palms can benefit from a regular fertilization program, proper fertilization is vital for nonnative palm trees because so many of these beautiful specimens need nutrients that the soil here does not provide. Consistent fertilization protects your palm trees by:
- Preventing decline due to malnutrition
- Improving their ability to withstand disease and pests
- Increasing winter hardiness
- Providing resources to generate canopies that are larger and fuller
- Allowing fronds to stay green for a longer period
- Facilitating self-cleaning of fronds
- Improving their strength so that they can withstand wind events
When you rely on Zoysia Green Lawn and Shrub Care for expert palm fertilization services, our dedicated team will visit your property twice a year to deliver a granular feeding for your palm trees. Our fertilizer contains a crucial mix of macronutrients and micronutrients that is designed to promote healthy, growing palms. Serving residential and commercial property owners in Lake and Marion counties, we're ready to assist you with all your palm tree needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services.