If you have little gardening experience, you may assume that all soil is the same. However, there are many different factors that affect the quality of soil and its ability to support different plants. The good news is that you can rely on the expertise of Complete Landscaping to keep your plants healthy and beautiful. Our team can evaluate your soil and amend it to provide an ideal environment to support the landscaping of your dreams. Continue reading to learn about low soil oxygen, a common problem that affects plant growth.
Causes of Low Soil Oxygen
One common cause of low soil oxygen is overwatering. When soil is saturated with moisture, that moisture displaces oxygen. So, the roots of plants are not able to carry out respiration. This can eventually lead to root death. Another common culprit behind low soil oxygen is soil compaction. This occurs when soil particles are so tightly packed that there is little space between them for oxygen. It’s also possible for plant roots to end up growing too deep into soil, where there will be very little oxygen.
Solutions for Low Soil Oxygen
If you are concerned about low soil oxygen, there are a few steps that you can take. Ensure that trees and shrubs are planted at the correct depth, and limit foot and vehicle traffic through your landscaped areas. Make sure that you consult your landscaping company about the best irrigation schedule for your plants, and then stick to that schedule to avoid overwatering.
Whether you want a new irrigation system, dynamic hardscaping, or a lush lawn on your property, the experts at Complete Landscaping are ready to help. We have been providing landscape services throughout the Tucson area for over 30 years, and we’re ready to help you build a backyard your entire family can enjoy. Call us at (520) 323-8918 to schedule landscaping services.