Property owners trust their tree services expert to care for trees and shrubs. But these professionals also tend to the soil by using trusted methods and products like compost tea. Soil health plays a major role in the health of your trees, turf and plants.
How does compost tea alter the soil on your property and what types of soil realize the greatest benefit?
What Happens to the Soil?
Compost tea application increases the content of microbial life in the soil around your trees and garden. This creates a better balance of healthy soil elements and allows for optimum efficiency in terms of nutrient delivery.
Compacted soil and a depleted soil structure require additives. Compost tea provides these healthy elements without risk of tipping the balance and allows the trees and plants to regain their strength.
Main Soil Benefits of Compost Tea
Poor soil hurts your trees, vegetables, flowers and grass. Over-fertilized soil becomes unbalanced and plants are unable to absorb the proper nutrients at an adequate rate. Adding compost tea creates the required balance.
Your tree services experts knows the proper amount of compost tea to apply and follows an application schedule tailored to the soil and plant condition, but over-application of compost tea does not pose any risk to the soil or plants.
Soil that has been heavily compacted, due to traffic, constant working of the area or a high composition of clay, also starves the plant’s roots. Microbes in compost tea break up compaction naturally, working both rapidly and over time. Regular application allows for maximum benefits.
Consider compost tea if you have compacted or over-fertilized soil. If your trees and plants present signs of root stress or plant disease, speak to your tree services expert about the problem and invest in a compost tea application schedule that suits your needs.