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Entries tagged with “Aeration”

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Is Soil Compaction Killing Your Lawn?

When soil is compacted, important microbes cannot survive and thrive to break down organic matter into the nutrients that your lawn and plants need.


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Getting to the (tree) root of the problem

Concrete berms built around trees can ultimately be their demise.


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More Flare Please!

As we visit properties throughout Dallas and Fort Worth, we consistently come across trees that have been improperly planted. In the case shown below, the tree was planted too deep. As it grew, the root flare became buried, ultimately causing the roots to gridle. Girdling roots can negatively affect the canopy development and proper branch growth. The tree will then begin to decline or ultimately die.


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Are Girdling Roots Hurting Your Tree?

Recently, we were called out to help some trees expose their roots and diagnose whether their roots were girdling. Girdling, or choking, causes a constriction of the major flare roots of a tree. This can affect canopy and proper branch growth.


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Save Your Tree by Air Spading Instead of Trenching

There are times when you have to perform work at your home or landscape that involves trenching or cutting through the roots of established trees. Construction work such as installing new irrigation, utility lines, fencing and new home builds can end up destroying a huge percentage of an established tree’s existing root system. Once you cut away a large section of a tree’s structural and feeder roots, you end up with a tree that has a difficult time taking up enough water and nutrients and can also because a major safety hazard.


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Why aerate soil around trees with an air spade?

In our heavy clay soils here in North Texas, soil compaction is a big problem for our landscape plantings and trees. Soil can build up around the base of your trees, covering the root flares. This can lead to problems with decay around the base of your tree. Trees with buried root flares are also more susceptible to pests and diseases due to overall stress. Soil around the base of the tree tends to hide girdling roots that are very damaging to your trees and can often lead to their death.


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AERA-vator in Action: Lawn Aeration

Our AERA-vator service uses unique fracturing technology which immediately pulverizes the soil to a depth of four inches.