Never underestimate the importance of quality soil to optimal tree care! But just what makes healthy soil? Important factors include the soil’s:
- pH level: How acidic or basic the soil is.
- Nutrients: The presence or absence of vital nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.
- Organic Matter: The presence or absence of plant/animal materials in various states of decay, such as compost, manure, and leaves.
- Water Drainage: How well or how poorly the soil holds water.
Homeowners in Kansas City pride themselves on the appearance of their yards, with beautiful lawns and tall trees. To achieve this desired look, you can influence the composition of your soil via residential fertilization treatments. Common residential treatments in Kansas City include yard-wide treatments (like applying a nitrogen or phosphorous fertilizer) or tree-specific interventions (like deep root fertilization, where an arborist injects nutrients directly into a tree’s root zone).
If your trees are growing poorly, are browning, or are losing leaves prematurely, your soil may be lacking crucial nutrients that fertilization can restore. Because residential fertilization requires the sensitive handling of chemicals or nutrients, it’s important that you engage a professional arborist for any residential fertilization job. At SAFETY Tree Service, we have a team of certified arborists who have improved soil composition at countless homes in Kansas City. We can analyze your residential yard’s unique soil composition and design a custom fertilization treatment to meet your trees’ needs. After your fertilization treatment is complete, your grass, plants, and trees will look better than they ever have before—that’s the SAFETY guarantee!