Soil Treatments

Soil Testing

Soil testing is crucial to helping us understand the needs of your lawn and landscape. Upon request, soil analysis will be taken at the initial service. Soil corrections will only be applied once Complete receives the results from the soil analysis, which will then determine what type of soil corrections will be needed.

Soil Preparation

Prior to landscape installation, we ensure that the soil is properly prepared. This means everything to your new plants and how well they establish themselves in their new location. When needed, we apply the necessary soil additives in the planting beds, and our bobcat-mounted rototiller can break up the soil and mix in the additives to the proper depth -- even in the toughest of soil conditions. We can easily add additional topsoil, if needed, and we will also grade the planting beds for the proper drainage to prevent pooling.

Weed Control, Planting Techniques

Weed control is important, even in the sauna-like heat of summer. We typically treat the planting areas prior to installation to rid it of unwanted vegetation, and we'll also use the best tricks of the trade to forestall future weed growth. We are licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicators; therefore, we can use products not available to the typical property owner.

We have the experience to know how the plants should be spaced, the proper planting height, which plants need their roots scored, which plants must not have their roots disturbed, which plants are best pruned at planting time, which trees need staking and trunk wrap applied, and so on. We like to keep waste to a minimum, so we will use only the amount of materials needed to perform the job properly.

Soil Corrections

Lime, Calcite/Dolomite - help to raise and maintain a balanced p.h. level
Phosphate - stimulates root growth and seedling development
Potash - improves drought tolerance and strengthens stem and leaf tissue
Iron Supplement - quick green up and helps protect against disease and fungus problems