Willow Tree Food

Willow Tree Food

Willow trees are large landscaping trees which are very common in riverside banks. They are capable of providing a large area of shades in hot summer. Due to its large size which can read more than 50 feet in height with a similar spread, your garden may be hard to cultivate one. Also, willow trees need some maintenance during its growth. Generally, they do not need frequent feeding and once a year will be adequate for their health.

There are three main nutrients needed for willow trees’ growth, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. A reasonable mixture of these nutrients will be suitable for their needs. The amount of fertilizer need for a tree depends on the size of the tree, and you should consult a tree professional to ensure the amount is adequate. Generally, 30 to 40 lbs of 10-10-10 fertilizer will be adequate for trees with a diameter about less than 10 inches.

The ideal time for applying fertilizer is in spring when the trees are about to end their dormant period. Its incoming growth need a great amount of nutrients and some application of chemical fertilizers will be perfectly suitable for their requirements. You can dig some holes beside the trees for applying fertilizer inside. Large trees will need more holes and you can simply put fertilizer solution into the hole and put dirt to cover the hole. You can also do a thorough watering for the whole area for better seeping-down process of the fertilizer. Since willow trees do not frequent feeding, once a year should be enough for most healthy trees to grow happily.

Image provided by By Geaugagrrl (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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