No matter what type of aesthetic you are shooting for in your landscape, it’s essential to be sure that your soil is ready to plant the trees, bushes, and flowers that you want to grow. Though different trees will have unique nutritional needs, there are some basic signs to indicate that your soil is right for trees and other plant life. Before calling a Tucson landscaping company to test the chemical composition of your soil, look at the following indicators of healthy, nutritionally-rich soil that will support growing trees.
Your soil may be brown, red, or a shade in between. In general, darker colors of soil will have more organic matter and thus be better able to sustain plant life, which is why top soil is usually a dark shade of brown or even black.
If you have any plants popping out of the soil, this is a good sign, because you know that things will grow. Looking at the roots of the plants will tell you even more, since soil that crumbles away from roots will be healthier and better for your trees. Soil that falls away in large clumps may need some tilling and other maintenance.
Along with plants on the surface, look for earth worms and fungi, which are both good signs when it comes to soil health.
Healthy soil should drain well, otherwise your trees may become overwatered and damaged by excess moisture. If moisture pools on the surface, you may have compaction of the soil, which can be fixed with some simple landscape maintenance.
If your trees aren’t looking their best or you’re considering a full landscape renovation, Complete Landscaping can provide the professional care your property needs. We provide both commercial and residential services throughout Southern Arizona, so call us today at (520) 323-8918 to schedule the maintenance you need.