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Soil Care

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Tree and plant health starts with soil health. At Arborwood we practice a holistic approach to tree health care — we don’t just treat the symptoms of a problem, we get to the root of it.

Poor soil in your yard can lead to unhappy trees. Sharing nutrients with nearby plants, compaction, drainage issues, and low organic matter are common culprits. Soil quality should be evaluated if problems are suspected, and prior to planting a new tree. For an accurate diagnosis, our comprehensive soil testing is available, but here is a handy quick test for any soil type you can do at home:

Quick home soil testing tip

From a depth of approximately 10″ into the ground, take a handful of dirt. Squeeze the dirt tightly in your hand and open your hand up. When you poke the soil with your finger, it will hold together if it is high in clay content, which means water and nutrients will not move through it properly. If the soil does not clump, or falls apart easily, it is high in sand or organic matter, which means drainage will be sufficient.

For more in-depth testing of your soil, and to learn the expert recommendations needed to restore a healthy soil system for your trees and shrubs, contact us today.

Soil care services

Promoting healthy tree growth means creating a healthy soil system, and we have several services to do just that.

Whether you need ongoing maintenance fertilizing, or immediate care for declining specimens, talk to our knowledgeable staff about customizing our services to suit your specific needs.

Take the guesswork out of finding the problem. Arborwood will analyze soil biology and nutrient levels, by an accredited lab when necessary, in order to get an accurate picture of soil needs.

One of best ways to promote good soil for the long-term. You’ll also reduce maintenance and weed growth. Arborwood uses a vertical mulching technique to boost nutrients and organic matter in the soil.

A new state-of-the-art technique which excavates dirt using compressed air, allowing for greater accuracy and less surrounding damage.
Before unforeseen problems arise, let Arborwood inspect your construction zone for potential damage to tree roots.

As a leading expert in tree care, we can help you maintain your trees and keep them happy for years to come. It’s easier than you think.

Request a quote today for tree care in Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara, Oakville, or Haldimand County.

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