Fertilisation and Mulching


Roots are a tree’s lifeline. Downland ’s tree fertilisation and mulching service helps keep your tree’s roots in the right condition for the job nature gave them.

Virtually all of a tree’s rooting system is found in the top 100cm of soil. Trees need well-structured soil, rich with nutrients, minerals, water and oxygen.

Any root disorder – for example, from soil being compacted by heavy foot or vehicle traffic or machinery – will show up in the tree’s extremities in the form of dieback at the crown tip, yellowing foliage and small leaves.

You can see from this picture the effect of soil compaction on this mature Beech tree.

Our experience and knowledge of tree biology tell us how best to treat roots, through the correct application of the right fertiliser and mulch to build up the soil’s organic matter and nutrients.

Remember that professional care for your trees and their roots:

  • helps your landscape reflect the health and presence of your business;
  • saves you the cost of drastic remedial action or removal in the long run.

Get in touch and we’ll tell you more.