Lush, green, and healthy landscapes
are supported by healthy soils.
Soil Health Programs
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As part of Collier Arbor Care’s sustainability initiative
we are proud to announce our Soil Health program that improves poor soils
by promoting healthy soil biology, providing plant nutrition and is all
organic. Our program features the use of compost tea, organic fertilizers
and Mycorrhizae (a beneficial root fungus) to sustainably enhance our landscape
soils. Our three times per year program promotes healthy soil biology that
naturally releases plant nutrients, improves soil structure and helps decrease
harmful disease and pest problems. This innovative all natural program replaces
the traditional approach of using commercial fertilizers that are often
over applied and do little to enhance the biological activity that is necessary
for sustainable soil
building and nutrient cycling.
If you can only do one thing to promote the health and beauty
of your landscape plants the Soil Health Program is it! Call
us today to schedule a Collier Arborist to visit and assess your landscape
and find out how our all natural program will protect and benefit
your plants and soil sustainability.
Our tea is a mix of water and organic products including Alaska humus (extreme Alaska temperatures help provide a particularly rich soil), humic acid, kelp and fish hydrolasate (a type of fish fertilizer). After brewing the tea the result is a concentrated complex of billions of beneficial biological organisms and natural
nutrients that is then applied as either a foliar or soil treatment. This in turn promotes healthy biological soil processes that naturally release plant nutrients, improves soil
structure and helps reduce harmful disease and pest problems.
Our organic fertilizer is comprised of fish
hydrolysate which provides a slow release form of nitrogen as
well as a healthy balance of 18 macro nutrients and more than
60 micro nutrients and trace minerals necessary for healthy
Beneficial Mycorrhizal fungi, combined with
a root stimulant containing humates, nitrogen fixing bacteria,
vitamins and biostimulant to emulate forest soils. Improves
feeder root development, water and nutrient absorption and helps
to protect against some soil diseases.
Soil Health Care
Compost tea, fertilizer and Mycorrhizae applications are used to improve the soil biology in spring, summer and fall to all trees and ornamentals.
Targeted Soil Health Care
Same as above, but treating
only designated “signature” trees/plants in your
Here is what some of our customers think about our organic
soil health programs: