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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. Assisting in the recovery of your trees as they transition into the winter months benefits their long-term health and can prepare them to defend themselves against potential future issues. 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 soil moisture needed this time of the year. 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 over winter. As a result, your trees will be able to fend off attacks from infestation and diseases with the help of proper soil moisture conditions.

Ideal Fall Soil Conditions

The condition of the soil below your trees directly affects their future. Soil particles and compaction, and the amount of acidity all play a part in the soil conditions that enable tree roots to function at their best. Strong roots lead to higher endurance when strong winds may try to impact the stability of a tree.

Wachtel Tree Science’s Fall Soil Services

Wachtel Tree Science’s team of ISA Certified Arborists take the fall season as an opportunity to improve 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 slow-release fertilizer directly benefits longevity.
– Nutrient supplementing to make up for iron or other nutrient deficiencies.
– 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 root enhancements to address and take care of compaction problems.

arborist performing soil care services

Fall Soil Care in Southeastern Wisconsin

Low moisture, soil compaction, physical damage, nearby construction, and additional competition from turf and nearby trees/shrubs are high-stress conditions mostly found in urban and suburban environments. With decades of experience, a Wachtel Tree Science ISA 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.

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