Soil Aeration Services
To maintain the health and beauty of your lawn, you need to best soil aeration Austin TX has to offer. Most of us observe the canopy of a tree and pay little attention to what is happening below it. Soil pore space is crucial for infiltration, aeration, and healthy root growth. To understand why tree soil aeration services are necessary, it is essential to comprehend the impact of soil compaction. Soil compaction decreases permeability and reduces the total soil pore space which hurts trees, plants, and grass. Compaction that is left unattended can limit root growth and eventually kill a tree.
Soils become compacted over time through increased rainfall and watering, high foot traffic areas, bike paths, and is very common on construction sites. Heavy materials and equipment being stored on or moving back and forth over the root zone of a tree can be detrimental to the functionality of the tree as soils become compacted.
Fill dirt brought onto sites can also smother roots and cause further compaction. The Aeration process requires using the Airspade tool to excavate 2”-3” diameter holes to a depth of 10”-12”, every few feet within the Critical Root Zone of a tree. These holes will promote proper gaseous exchange to the root system and alleviates compaction within the soils. An additional 2”-4” layer of hardwood mulch over the Critical Root Zone will decrease evaporation rates and help regulate soil temperatures as well.
Tree Root Collar Exposure
Capitol Tree Care offers the best Root Collar Tree Services in Austin TX. Buried root collars are one of the most frequent causes of urban tree decline and death. The root collar is the area at the base of the tree where the trunk joints the roots and creates what we call a root flare that we want to be visible and exposed to the air. Trees planted in improper soils, planted too deep, or with excess soil or mulch covering the root flares can result in girdling root formation. Steel baskets, twine, and rope left around the roots when planted are other frequent causes of girdling root formation which cuts off or restricts the movement of water, stored food reserves, and plant nutrients.
The root flare and trunk of a tree are not programmed to resist constant soil moisture. Since respiration occurs in this area of the tree and wet bark restricts or stops this breathing, Root Collar Exposure is crucial to the health of your tree. If left unattended, the restriction can cause the area to interfere with the downward movement of food to the roots and result in reduced water uptake and root dieback. These trees are more susceptible to stress caused by drought, compaction, insect invasion, and disease infection.
By hiring Capitol Tree Care, you will experience the best Root Collar Exposure Austin TX brings to the table. Our professionals will remove excess soil from the trunks of your trees and the top of the root flares by using a non-invasive specialized Airspade tool that allows us to dig with compressed air causing very little damage to your tree.