Soil Care & Nutrient Management

Tree & Shrub Fertilization

Healthy soil is essential to maintaining healthy trees and shrubs. Our landscaping experts can take a soil sample to determine the best nutrient management plan for your trees and shrubs. Our goal is to maximize nutrients that are already present in the soil, and add nutrients that may be deficient.

Any successful nutrient management program begins with soil testing. Mead Tree and Turf Care uses Maryland Department of Agriculture approved labs for soil testing. We offer three different soil testing levels.

  • Basic: Organic Matter, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, pH
  • Intermediate: Same as basic plus Zinc, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Sulfur and Boron
  • Advanced: Same as Intermediate plus sodium and soluble salts

We also test

  • Soil Texture: Percent sand, silt, clay and texture classification
  • Lead and Arsenic Contamination

Mead Tree and Turf Care has a variety of fertilization options to choose from for your landscaping needs in Gaithersburg, MD & surrounding areas. Based on your soil test we can use synthetic treatments such as a fertilizer, or organic treatments like bio stimulants and compost teas.

Soil Amendments

In the urban environment trees and shrubs face many challenges. Low organic matter and compacted soils are the two most common problems. Our experts will determine the best course of action to address soil structure issues. Using an air-spade we can perform vertical mulching or radial trenching. Through these procedures, we can reduce compaction while incorporating organic material.

The crew was very conscientious about our property... Would use them again - have recommended to one neighbor already.Linda M.

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