The Importance of Fertilizing Your Trees During the Summer in Texas

The Importance of Fertilizing Your Trees During the Summer in Texas

By Felipe Benavides on June, 14 2018

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Felipe Benavides

Felipe has been working in the Nursery and Garden center for many years and bring extensive knowledge to trees, plants, and landscape design.

moon-juice-nvIt’s summertime in Texas and you don’t need us to tell you that it’s hot outside! Thankfully we have trees that can provide some shade and relief. Of course, the extreme heat is hard on trees, too. Actively growing trees should be fertilized throughout the year. Many of the nutrients trees need are present in the soil, water, and air. However, supplemental feeding is an added benefit. Plus, using a fertilizer such as Super Charged Moon Juice can help trees handle the stresses of the extreme summer heat. Plant more shade trees in Texas and cool off! 

Signs of Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Leaves are yellow and smaller than normal - may be deficient in Nitrogen.
  • Leaves are small and the edges are scorched, purplish, or blue-green in color - may be deficient in Phosphorous
  • The tips and edges become yellow and scorched-looking, with brownish purple spotting underneath - may be a Potassium deficiency.
  • Leaves turn dark from the base outward and die - may be deficient in Calcium.
  • Yellow between the veins, and remain green or slightly yellow - may be an iron deficiency.
  • The leaf center turns reddish or yellow and dead spots are appearing between veins - may be a Magnesium deficiency.
  • The upper leaves are yellow in the center, between the veins, with no sign of red - may be a Manganese deficiency.
  • The veins grow lighter in color than the tissue in between - may be deficient in Sulfur.



Some Reasons Why Fertilizer Is Important


It’s super-hot outside! Throughout Houston, our urban and suburban trees are going to need additional nutrients than what’s provided in the surrounding environment. Unlike the trees growing in our forests, our planted trees are going to be dealing with other stressors and deficiencies. Using the proper fertilizer can provide the much-needed micro and macro-nutrients that are not naturally found in our environment. In the forests, trees have the advantage of naturally occurring fertilization due to animals and decomposing material. There is good news. With the proper fertilizer, the steady supply of nutrients needed by growing trees is readily available. Our trees can become healthy and robust with the proper nutrients. Add fertilizer and boost the immune system to protect them from pests and disease this summer. Healthy trees are better able to handle the scorching summer heat and winds that we get in Texas. Be sure to fertilize your trees in the summertime so that they can grow healthy and beautiful!

Keep up with a regular fertilizing program. Having a regular program is the best way to ensure that trees are healthy all year long. Moon Juice is famous, and for good reason! Use Moon Juice monthly so that trees can get that boost to help them with our super-hot and dry weather. We have created custom blended fertilizers that are designed to trigger growth responses. These beneficial fertilizers can be used at any time, even after our springtime growth season – a win-win all year long.


Fertilizers: Read All About the Best Fertilizers for Texas!


Trying to pick the right fertilizer can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we make it easy for you. Did you know that part of the reason our trees are the best anywhere is that we use our fertilizers throughout our growing farms and nurseries? It's true! Keep on reading to learn more about our grower proven, and grower approved fertilizers below and then head on over to your nearest Big Tex Moon Valley Nurseries location to pick some up.


moon_juice_fert_better_2Supercharged Moon Juice: Supercharged Moon Juice is the perfect summertime fertilizer! It is easy to use and this specialized blend is perfect for all trees and plants in Texas. It features our proprietary Furst liquid technology, which helps to maximize your tree’s potential. Iron, Manganese, and Zinc are the three most essential micro-nutrients, and they are a big part of Moon Juice. New plantings will benefit from its other ingredients, such as Vitamin B-1 and thiamine mononitrate. It’s going to get hot in Houston. Feed your trees with Moon Juice so that they can have the added boost and the ability to recover and prevent issues brought on by extreme heat, transplanting, and other events. 

palm_juice_fertSuper Palm Juice: Super Juice for Super Palms! Palm trees are going to want to stay healthy-looking during the summer, and Super Palm Juice can help. Palms need a unique blend of nutrients. Super Palm is a custom blended liquid with the essential nutrients of Potash, Manganese, Iron, Sulfur, Zinc, Copper, and Boron. When you use this super easy-to-use liquid, it can help produce stronger, thicker trunks, and dark green fronds. Use Super Palm Juice and watch as the palm gets back to health!



moon_dust_fertMoon Dust: This is a custom, organic blend fertilizer which contains the essential nutrients trees and plants need – Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. It dissolves quickly and starts working fast! Get it today!





moon_green_fertMoon Green: Say goodbye to yellowing foliage and hello to beautiful green leaves! Moon Green is a safe and easy-to-use solution for yellowing trees and plants. Developed to help fight Iron Chlorosis (deficiency), we combined Iron with our Furst liquid technology for an easy fix. Moon Green also helps reduce soil alkalinity and neutralize caliche clay soils. Best of all, it promotes greener and darker looking leaves! Our hot summers have got nothing on Moon Green. Use it to bring back the greenery into your landscape during the summertime and enjoy the view!

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