Plant Health Care & Tree Care
Plant Health Care Encompasses:
Tree care and plant health care begins first and foremost with healthy soil. The trees and shrubs on your property thrive in nature through the minerals they obtain from their roots and soil.
Some Signs Of Unhealthy Soil Are:
- Light brown in coloring
- Lack of living things.
Read more on this in our blog How Do You Know If You Have Healthy Soil?
What Helps To Stimulate The Health Of Your Tree?
- Nutrient dense soil
- Plenty of water
- Natural interactions with wildlife
- Regular tree maintenance
Here’s How To Know If Your Tree Is Starving For Nutrients:
- Compaction from foot traffic and mowers can inhibit water and exchange of gases in the root system. The tree will then show signs of stress like dead or broken branches, insect and disease problems, decay in the trunk, or death.
- Trees in urban and suburban environments are often under high-stress conditions due to low moisture availability, soil compaction, physical damage, nearby construction, and competition from turf and nearby trees and shrubs.
Ways To Overcome Nutrient Deficiencies:
- The proper tree fertilizer system can help to overcome nutrient deficiencies in a tree’s soil so it can reach its full potential. However, if tree fertilizer is applied incorrectly, or to a tree that doesn’t need it, the tree sprayer can actually disrupt the tree’s natural PH levels, causing serious stress.
- Mulch, when placed over the soil’s surface, is another method to help improve soil conditions and maintain moisture within the soil.
- Root collar excavation, or the removal of soil and mulch from against the trunk, is a simple, effective process that can correct deep planting and over-mulching.
Our landscaping maintenance services for our Plant Nutrition Management Program for commercial landscape maintenance primarily consist of soil management (restoring the natural nutrient cycle to soil), soil testing, composting, pest and disease control, irrigation (water conservation & management), proper planting and pruning techniques, and plant selection and placement.