Plant Health Care
Soil Enhancements and Fertilization
The most critical factor for healthy trees, shrubs, and improved disease resistance is healthy well-balanced soil. Our process starts with soil testing to determine soil composition, pH, and nutrient levels. With this information, we can accurately and effectively improve soil conditions and plant health. This is done by adjusting soils to the proper ph and adding deficient nutrients.
Often soils are compacted adding serious problems. Soil compaction can limit respiration causing disease and are back, it can limit needed moisture getting to roots and it can create an anaerobic condition reducing populations of important soil microbes. This condition can also cause root decay.
ArborPro Tree Experts uses specific techniques to relieve soil compaction. We commonly use some air spade equipment to relieve soil compaction with high-pressure air loosening and breaking up hardened soil without causing damage to fragile roots.
During this process, ArborPro’s arborists will make critical soil amendments. These may include adding organic material which is commonly deficient in an urban landscape. Other products like mulch covers, sandy soil beds, gypsums, perlite, or, vermiculite, may be added to help maintain soil aeration and drainage.
Organic Soil Care Services and Products
ArborPro offers the best quality organic soil care products available. Our products are designed and used to meet the specific needs of the plants we are treating these products include organic mulches, liquid organic fertilizers for deep root injections, organic mycorrhizal inoculants, and organic granular fertilizers. Organic treatments are best for optimal soil health sustainability and good microbe populations.
Mulching (Why it’s critical?)
In urban landscapes, the bulk of material that falls from our trees and shrubs (leaf litter, twigs, blossoms, fruit, etc.) is raked up and disposed of off-site. Those valuable organics that replenish the soil are gone. In addition, soil compaction issues are compounded without a mulch layer.
ArborPro has high-quality mulchers we can install for you this can often be completed with other services.