Most naturalized soils have sufficient nutrients for general plant nutrition.
In the same way that nutritious eating will increase your personal vigor, endurance, and overall health the same applies to balanced nutrition for plants . Balanced nutrition produces stronger growth which makes plants resistant to disease and extreme climate conditions. The urban landscape often portrays a different story.
Our lawns often show this faster and more profoundly than many of our other plants especially when compared to larger trees. This can be for several reasons. Our type of grass may not be well adapted to our climate or we may think that it’s dulling color in mid-summer is due to lack of “plant food” when it’s actually part of the natural cycle of the plant. Overly wet soil can leach or wash soluble nutrients out of the reach of nearby plants or just reduce the oxygen the plant needs to use the food it makes for itself, while overly dry soils lack the ability to move readily through the soil.
Soils that also lack plant materials being returned to the soil through natural composting over time, may see a reduction of certain nutrients. This is common in the urban landscape.
Most naturalized soils have sufficient nutrients for general plant nutrition. It is common however to have a soil which has certain nutrients that are plentiful, but because of soil chemistry are not freely available to plant roots.
Unless you carved your home out of the prairie yourself you probably live in this urban landscape. Our training and knowledge give us solutions to the questions posed on how to get a great looking yard despite these challenges.
We offer a series of diverse fertilizers to counter nutrient deficient soils, to supplement the needs of plants that are living outside of their natural environment, or to just give your yard that boost to make it look a little bit richer.
We also use proven practices that will naturally sustain a healthy soil profile and reduce the need of soil supplements. Mulch mowing (which in fact does NOT contribute to thatch buildup in lawns) allows the grass clippings to return valuable nutrient back to YOUR soil rather that hauling them off to the landfill. Cycle-and-Soak watering reduces water runoff that can send nutrients straight down the gutter. It also waters deeper without drowning your plants so your roots can grow deeper and have a larger volume of soil to “farm” for it’s needed “food.”
Using these keys we can often reduce your landscape’s need for extra fertilizer saving you money while still opening the gates to a beautiful yard.
Sometimes despite our healthy practices, we get sick. From time to time everything from your lawn to your trees may be faced with diseases, bugs, or just invading weeds. It’s possible that a single treatment may eliminate the problem altogether. Or it may be a chronic problem that needs regular care. Regular landscape check-ups are included for all of our full service customers at no charge. We will identify any problems or potential hazards and prescribe a solution to any problems we find. Over time we will adjust your services to keep up with any changes which occur. So you will receive adequate care without paying for unnecessary services.