Landscape and garden tips for the properties you manage from Crabapple LandscapExperts.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
We Don’t Guess, We Soil Test
To understand more about the nutrient levels in the soils of the properties we care for, Crabapple LandscapExperts do routine, periodic soil tests. We see a vast improvement to the health of plants in your landscapes when we factor in the type of plants in each specific area and the levels of nutrients available, provided by scientific testing.
Reasons to test the soil:
High nutrient levels /too much fertilizer in the past can cause
too rapid growth
waste of money
harm the environment
Low nutrient levels./too little fertilizer in the past results in
poor or slow growth
yellowing or discoloration of plants
Crabapple maintains nutrition levels by using the right kind and right amount of fertilizer, compost and organic matter to add to optimize growth and create a thriving plant population with terrific curb appeal.
In the case of a specialty flower bed, raised bed or a pet veggie plot, homeowners and community gardeners may wish to test the soil themselves. Either phone Crabapple or follow these instructions