Appropriate fertilization provides trees and shrubs with the essential nutrients that enable them to build strong defenses against insect and disease problems. In addition, fertilization yields markedly more attractive plants, with richer and more abundant foliage and more flowers on flower-producing plants. Proper fertilization yields markedly more attractive plants, with richer and more abundant foliage and more flowers on flower producing plants. Fertilization helps even highly stressed plants produce new growth.
The most serious environmental threat along the Connecticut shoreline is the danger of the eutrophication of Long Island Sound. Eutrophication occurs when rainwater contaminated with nitrogen-rich fertilizer drains into the Sound, stimulating algae growth. Excess algae depletes the water of dissolved oxygen, which can consequently kill fish and other marine life.
At Green Cross, we take great care to manage and control total nitrogen inputs so that we stimulate plant growth without compromising the health of Long Island Sound.