Common Planting Mistakes
Our maintenance clients often call on us to fix landscaping and planting errors made by other contractors. Here is a case study of a recent landscapee rescue project we just completed.
Case Study – Poor Soil Preparation
Recently we’ve been reworking the planting in the front yard of a client whose has lost trees and shrubs due to a fungus named armillaria and compaction of soil.
A large row of Texas Privet hedge and various shrubs were lost. The client desired these to be replaced as the Privet hedge offers them privacy against the street traffic. As that point, we tested the soil to determine the severity of the problem.
The causes of the problem was determined to be an undiscovered fungi in soil which caused root disease and poor planting techniques used by previous landscaper.
It is imperative that landscapers test the soil for harmful elements that can cause plant disease. An example of a harmful soil condition is Armillaria. A root disease commonly found throughout temperate and tropical regions of the world.