Friday, August 21, 2009
Just can't grow a thing?
Sometimes the solution to the problem of why the tree didn't live is more water or less water. This summer we have had plenty of rain in Kansas City and some landscapers are doing drainage projects instead of designing and installing irrigation systems. However, more often than not, poor soil is also a part of the problem. If nothing will grow and the homeowner is desperate for a bit of shade, amending the soil might be easier than digging a hole large enough to plant a Cadillac.
Products available for amending the existing soil include bales of peat moss, bags of cotton burr compost and bulk compost. Many landscapers take advantage of our custom blend topsoil and create their own mix of bulk topsoil, compost and/or sand. We do the blending according to their specifications and deliver the topsoil mix to the jobsite. Another key to success is adding granular Myke Pro, mycorrhizae, at the time of planting to increase the roots' capacity to absorb more water and nutrients.
However, if you don't like any of these suggestions, maybe you will like one of M.T. Liggett's sculptures.
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