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Healthy Soil for Healthy Trees, shrubs and lawns!

Healthy trees and shrubs starts with good soil structure and proper soil nutrition.  It is crucial for you to take advantage of this springtime to ensure the best results for your yard’s health all summer long.

Promoting soil quality should be part of your landscape care program. The benefits of improving soil quality include, but are not limited to, increased root density, improved drought resistance, vigorous growth, increased leaf density, flower retention, increased fruit production, and vibrant fall color.

In Colorado, our plants have to deal with extreme weather conditions, so it’s important to implement a program to improve the soil that supports our plants every day. Soil improvement programs should be tailored to each specific site. For example, a program for heavy clay soil with high salt levels should include amendments that focus on restructuring the soil and leaching salt. Some of the most common soil improvement products include epsom salt, gypsum, sulfur, chelated iron, blood meal, diatomaceous earth, compost tea, Revive, humic acid, fulvic acid, Superthrive, compost, and Mycorrhizae fungi.

Soil sampling and analysis is the first step in any soil improvement program. It is vital to know what you have in your soil before you start trying to change it. Our Arborists are trained and experienced in evaluating soil health, and we are happy to help you outline a program to ensure your landscape is as healthy and vibrant as possible. Get in touch with us anytime.

Contact us today if you have any questions about your soil! Call us at 303.232.0666