Tree health is affected by many soil characteristics. Unfortunately the soil’s critical role in plant health is generally ignored in suburban landscapes. It’s best to take a holistic approach and maintain soils with good physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.
But don’t worry, you don’t need to be experts in soil science because our arborists understand the need for good soil structure, texture, and fertility. Structurally poor, compacted soils with low organic matter are a common problem in Hampton Roads. We have AirSpade™ tools and technology that allow us to improve soil structure and fertility without damaging your tree’s root system. If necessary, we will add the correct amount of nutrients and organic matter and offer advice to improve cultural practices that can help your trees grow in forest-like soil conditions.
If you have trees planted too close to a walkway or driveway we can install root barriers that will impede root growth, allowing trees and hardscape to coexist.