Is Your Soil Stable Enough For Trees?


If your soil is loose and crumbly, you might not feel comfortable planting trees in it. Trees depend on nutrient-rich soil to grow well. If your soil doesn't hold onto water or other nutrients, it may not be stable enough for your trees. You can see if you can stabilize your soil so that you can plant your trees in it. Learn how you can stabilize your soil below.

Add Mulch to Your Soil

You can add mulch to your soil to see if it helps your soil retain moisture. Mulch contains dead leaves and other organic matter. As the matter decays, it releases special compounds into the ground. The compounds help nourish the soil and retain water.

You want to purchase large bags of mulch from a landscaper or home and garden store. After you purchase your mulch, take time to prepare your soil for it. Use a rake to remove rocks and other hard debris from the planting sites. Cover the soil with mulch, then water it. 

Check the soil at a later date. If the soil is solid and damp, you may go ahead and try to plant your trees in it. If the soil is still dry, loose, or crumbly, contact a landscaper for assistance. 

Call a Landscaper

A landscaper will have to physically stabilize your soil for you. A landscaper can add silt or another type of soil to your soil to help it retain moisture and nutrients. If silt makes your soil too dense or compacted, a landscaper can add loam to your soil. Loam is an ideal soil for gardens that require nutrient-rich soil to grow well. Loam may also work well for your trees after you plant them.

A landscaping contractor may also aerate your soil before they help you plant your trees in it. Aeration is a process used to create or introduce air into soil. Aerated soil holds onto moisture and nutrients throughout the year. You or a landscaper may need to aerate your soil regularly to encourage your trees to grow after you plant them.

A contractor may also encourage you to plant your trees elsewhere on your property. The soil on your property may not be the same throughout. For example, the soil near your back gate may be healthier than the soil on the sides of your yard. A landscaper can run tests on your soil to help you find the best location to plant your trees.

Learn about soil stabilization by contacting a landscaper today.


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