Soil Analysis: the First Step Toward Healthier Trees and Shrubs
The health of your trees and shrubs is directly related to the condition of the soil they grow in. That’s why our fertilization program begins with a professional laboratory analysis of soil samples from your property. The soil analysis will reveal nutrient content, the percentage of organic matter present, pH levels, as well as other data that indicates the soil’s ability to take up and retain essential nutrients, such as cation exchange capacity (CEC) and base saturation.
Our arborist will also walk your property with you to identify any surrounding site conditions that could be impacting the plants’ health, and to discuss your priorities for their care.
Premium Nutrition Blends, Targeted to the Needs of Your Property
Informed by the soil analysis and site inspection, our arborists will create a plan for fertilization and soil treatment that will give these woody perennials what they need to regain and sustain their health.
SavATree uses exclusive fertilizer and soil improvement products that we developed with our commercial and university agroscience partners. These premium blends, used alone or in combination, allow our arborists to give the soil the essential materials the tree or shrub needs: nutrients, organic matter, and microbes. And our biostimulant product invigorates the trees’ and shrubs’ root growth, helps them tolerate stress, and provides food for the soil microbes. By building a healthy soil and root system, your plants can access what they need to sustainably feed and hydrate themselves throughout the year.
ArborHealth®: the Fertilizer
ArborHealth® is SavATree’s exclusive slow release fertilizer that provides micro and macro nutrients and sea kelp to correct nutritional deficiencies and increase the plant’s growth and vigor.
Most off-the-shelf fertilizers available at your local garden center will contain three main ingredients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (often referred to as “NPK.”) In contrast, ArborHealth® contains the critical NPK materials along with a host of additional micronutrients — rooting hormones, kelp, and carbohydrates — that stimulate root growth by feeding the microbes in the soil.
Those off-the-shelf fertilizers also tend to be high in nitrogen, which can promote diseases and insect problems in your trees and shrubs. ArborHealth® is formulated to keep the nitrogen levels lower, while boosting the levels of micronutrients and microbial foods that help build a good, healthy soil.
ArborKelp®: the Biostimulant
ArborKelp® is SavATree’s exclusive seaweed-based biostimulant that encourages nutrient uptake from the soil, promotes fine root growth, and heightens stress tolerance in trees and shrubs, especially during periods of dry weather and drought. This organic compound improves soil structure and augments soil microbial activity which is essential for nutrient absorption by the tree’s roots.
Since ArborKelp® helps roots more easily absorb nutrients, our arborists often use it in combined application with our ArborHealth fertilizer when trees and shrubs are struggling with long-term stress.
ArborKelp® also offers unique advantages in a variety of other specialized plant-care situations, including: