There are many facets to maintaining beautiful landscapes and overall tree health, but one of the most important is soil aeration. Soil that has been compacted over time does not allow water or oxygen to thoroughly penetrate plant and tree roots, subjecting them to tree decline by making their root system vulnerable and low in nutrients.
LMC can help reverse soil compaction and improve root systems through their soil aeration services. LMC's Certified Arborists and Landscape Professionals will help stimulate soil health through the removal of soil plugs several inches deep to your property's turf and top-dress the aerated turf with highly enriched compost that will promote turf root growth, nutrient and water absorption, and improve water drainage.
Vertical mulching is a form of aeration for your trees whereby the procedure opens up poor or compacted soils to get air and water to the roots. Vertical mulching involves drilling several two-inch-wide holes into the ground under the tree's canopy as deep as possible and backfilling these holes with a peat moss and shale material.
The soil aeration services provided by LMC will also foster an environment that allows for organisms like earthworms and bacteria to thrive, ultimately increasing the nutrient retention of your trees and plants. As a result, plant and tree health thrives, offering shade and enjoyment for years to come.
For more information regarding soil aeration services, please contact the experts at LMC.