When Should Soil be Tested?
- Noticing unhealthy signs in your plants or trees such as pests or dead branches.
- To know the health of the soil before making decisions on landscaping and planting.
- Considering purchasing land and want to get a better understanding of the soil.
Importance of Soil Testing for Trees
You may notice some of the signs that a tree is suffering from low levels of soil nutrients. These include slow growth of leaves, shoots, and trunk, along with overall reduced size and discoloration of leaves. Dead branches, dieback from the tips of branches, and problems with insect attacks and disease may also be indicators of a lack of nutrients. A soil test can help determine if there are any deficiencies.
Testing can alert you to signs of soil borne diseases during the early stages so that the problem can be dealt with before it starts to take hold and ruin other plants and trees nearby.
Other abnormalities that are present in the plant’s root systems can also be identified by professionals like Growing Earth Tree Care services so that a management plan can be implemented to address the problem before it develops and spreads.
Solutions to Attack Pathogens
Although soil and root germs can affect and destroy our plants at multiple levels, there are solutions that can be applied. Growing Earth Tree Care service is able to assess the level of pathogens present in your soil and roots, helping you to avoid costly mistakes associated with the damage that can be caused as a result of the diseases in your soil. Early detection can give you the information you need to make the choices about where to plant your next crop, or which areas of soil need treatment before planting.Free Estimate
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To get more information about soil testing in Northern Virginia, call us at (703) 818-8228 or request an estimate.