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Preparing Your Fall Soil

Posted: September 25, 2018

Written by: Wachtel Tree Science

Categories: Blog | Disease Treatment | Fertilization | Plant Health Care

Fall is a crucial time for tree care. Throughout the summer, trees endure a variety of different weather patterns – from high temperatures to strong storms. The effects of wind and heat can make trees weaker over time. Additionally, trees naturally use up their nutrients in order to survive against attacks from pests and diseases throughout the year. Assisting in the recovery of your trees as they transition into the winter months benefits their health long-term and can prepare them to defend themselves against potential infestations. As we approach the fall season, soil care plays a significant role in the recovery and endurance of your trees.

An Increase in Moisture

Even though you may have stayed on top of your tree’s water intake during the summer, there’s still a chance they’re lacking the proper water source. Soil that maintains moisture ensures that the proper nutrients needed to grow healthy can be distributed throughout the tree. Mulching and fertilizing are a couple of steps that significantly impact the condition of your trees throughout winter. So forth, your trees will naturally be able to fight off attacks from infestation and diseases with the help of the right soil.

Ideal Fall Soil Conditions

The condition of the soil below your trees directly affects their future. From soil components and compaction to the amount of acidity, staying on top as winter approaches will help create conditions that will enable tree roots to function at their best. Strong roots lead to higher endurance when disease and strong weather try to take over. Additionally, fertilization directly promotes a healthier bloom come springtime.

Wachtel’s Fall Soil Services

Wachtel’s team of certified arborists take the fall season as a serious opportunity to impact the health of trees and shrubs. Designated fall soil services help prepare for their dormant periods and promote a stronger spring arrival. Our approach includes a handful of beneficial practices that your trees eventually will thank you for, including:

– Utilizing a specialized fertilizer that mixes with slow-release components to directly benefit longevity.
– Nutrient supplementing to make up for iron and other deficiencies as a result of the summer season.
– Incorporating beneficial fungi to the fall soil to promote root growth and capacity.
– Applying compost teas to add life to the fall soil.
– Vertical mulching and radial trenching to address and take care of compaction problems.

arborist performing soil care services

Fall Soil Care in Southeastern Wisconsin

Low moisture, fall soil compaction, and physical damage, nearby construction, and additional competition from turf and nearby trees/shrubs are considered to be high-stress conditions mostly found in urban and suburban environments. With decades of experience, a Wachtel certified arborist will be able to evaluate, develop, and implement a soil care plan that will keep your trees strong and healthy throughout winter. Check out some additional information about our fall fertilization services or contact us today to partner up and protect your trees this winter.

2020-09-24T12:16:41-05:00 September 25th, 2018|