As resilient as trees may appear, they actually require a good amount of care to stay healthy and strong. Even if you water them, give them fertilizer, and have them pruned regularly, some trees can still be pretty finicky. So, what do you do when it seems like you’re doing all of the right things but your tree still continues to decline? Check the soil!
Tree health depends on just the right balance of nutrients, moisture, and pH along with plenty of oxygen. Soil that’s too acidic or lacking in the minerals your tree needs can create major problems that can’t be fixed no matter how much fertilizer you throw at it. At Southern Pines Tree Care, we offer a variety of soil care services designed to give your trees the healthy foundation they need to grow.
Although they may sound like the same thing, there is a difference. Soil amendments are a general class of products or ingredients that are used to improve soil health and performance. Conditioners are a type of soil amendment that specifically aim to improve soil structure.
It’s hard to grow anything in hard, clay soil. If you want to loosen the soil and prevent it from compacting, you can add things like compost, sawdust, grass clippings, or shredded leaves.
Trees need vitamins and nutrients found in certain fertilizers but choosing the right one can be difficult. It’s probably best to first get your soil tested so you can understand what it is lacking and how it should be supplemented.
That all depends on the quality of your soil. It’s a good idea to have your soil tested every few years to determine what, if anything, your soil is lacking.
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Soil and sunlight are the building blocks for trees. That’s why soil health is so important if you want your trees to thrive. If you notice any of the signs below, it might be because of poor or compacted soil.
Southern Pines Tree Care provides soil testing and augmentation services to residential and commercial properties in Southern Pines, Pinehurst, and the surrounding communities. Give us a call or fill out the form below to learn more about soil testing or other services and to get a free quote.