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How Healthy is Your Soil?

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Would you recognize if your landscape’s soil was healthy or unhealthy?

Soil is the lifeline of both residential and commercial properties. For plants, flowers, and trees to thrive, the dirt surrounding them must be in excellent condition. Until severe damage happens, many home and business owners are unaware of the state of the soil. You never want the beauty of your property to suffer by neglecting the health and vitality of your landscape. Would you recognize if your landscape’s soil was unhealthy? Today we’ll share some top signs. 

Lack of Growth

The number one indicator that you have unhealthy soil is that your grass, plants, trees, and flowers don’t grow. Neglecting landscape maintenance can lead to dead grass, withering flowers and plants, trees that barely grow leaves, or leaves that die altogether. Acidity, chemical contamination, or other harmful substances can seep into the soil, jeopardizing its health. The best way to recover your property is by calling is so that we can assess the condition of your landscape, and proactively restore it to life.  

Soil Without Moisture

When the dirt on your landscape has no moisture, it cracks or becomes extremely dry for many reasons. These reasons include erosion that stems from heavy winds, excessive rain, droughts, or improper use of or lack of irrigation systems. One of the most effective to combat this is to water your lawn regularly and adequately. Retaining walls also help with soil erosion. 

Compacted Soil

If you find that you have trouble digging holes, then this factor is most likely why. Compacted dirt prevents nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass, plants, flower, and trees. In other words, just like people, plants need to breathe. Just like us, they need sunlight, oxygen, and water to be at their best. Aeration is a landscape maintenance technique that breaks up the dirt so that nutrients can get to the right destination. 


Are you ready to revitalize your residential or commercial landscape? Then, gives us a call so that we, the landscaping professionals, can bring your property back to life. During these challenging times, we suggest that you cozy up to nature. Spend time on your patio. Frolic in your garden. It may positively impact your mental health


Evergreen Gene’s offers professional landscaping and maintenance services through the state of Maryland. We are here to make sure your gardens and grounds look as beautiful as possible year-round. Interested in how we can help your garden look its best? Give us a call at (410) 766-6877 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and get more helpful gardening tips, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Twitter.

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