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Air Spading

Serving the Greater Madison, WI area and Dane County

Man performing air spading service at roots of tree

The roots of your trees are the complex system that keeps them healthy and thriving. You likely already know the value of water and basic nutrition play a big part in the health of your tree roots, but what about soil compaction? What is soil compaction?

Soil compaction is the process of gravity and weight within the soil, which causes particles of dirt to push and clump together. It surrounds the root system of a tree or set of trees, and can make it difficult for water or nutrients to reach them. Over time it can be enough to turn the tree weak, unhealthy, and more prone to damage.

Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists has an easy solution to soil compaction through the simple treatment of air spading. This is a tree care technique that uses pressurized air to break apart soil particles. It’s quick, simple, and enough to bring drastic improvements. If you’re looking to care for healthier trees in aerated soil, Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists can help!

How Does Air Tilling Work?

Air spading, otherwise known as air tilling, works by loosening compacted dirt using a jet stream of pressurized air. The nozzle of our machine is inserted into the soil around the base of the tree, where it is then carefully maneuvered until the dirt near the roots goes from hard to crumbly. Air spading can enhance your plant health by:

  • Increasing water and nutrient absorption, as loose soil is porous and allows for these vital components to penetrate the root system.
  • Promoting healthier roots that can expand freely through softer dirt rather than hard soil.
  • Enhancing tree health thanks to a full-fledged root system with appropriate access to necessary nutrients.
  • Providing access for root inspections that allow you to care for your tree with greater precision.

Residential and Commercial Air Spading

At Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists, we have over 35 years of experience serving homes, businesses, and municipalities across Madison, WI. Our arborists are certified to provide exceptional service and results you can rely on, every time. All you have to do is look at our client reviews to know for certain that we can get jobs done no matter the size or scope!

Air Spading FAQ

Most property owners don’t know the state of their soil. But if you take the time to determine the state of the soil your trees are planted in, you can catch problems before they cause further damage. Signs of soil compaction include:

  • Thin and uneven grass growth
  • Regular puddles on the surface of the ground
  • A solid appearance
  • Difficult penetration by a screwdriver or other tool

No, professional air spading will not damage your tree! In fact, it’s considered an excellent tool for decompaction without root damage, especially when compared to a technique like mechanical excavation.

Most air spading treatments can be done within a day, though this time span may differ depending on lot size and number of trees. If you want a more exact estimate, contact us today and we can help you figure out what to expect.

Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists for Local Air Spading

You want your plants and trees to have ample access to the nutrients and water they need to not only survive – but thrive. Compacted soil gets in the way of making that happen, but that’s a problem easily remedied by the expert arborists at Accurate Tree Services + H&H Arborists. Aerating your soil is quick and simple, and it’s enough to completely transform the environment of your landscaping. This makes it an invaluable service for homeowners and commercial property owners alike. To learn more and get started, contact us today!

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Air Spading in the Greater Madison, WI area

Serving Dane County

Madison | Verona | Fitchburg | Middleton | Monona | Waunakee | McFarland | Sun Prairie | Oregon (WI) | Cross Plains

Stoughton | Cottage Grove | DeForest | Belleville | Mount Horeb