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Your Soil: Consequences of Compaction Cumming, GA
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While you may quick to focus on the greenery and flowers of your landscape, it is important to pay attention to the soil as well. Without quality soil, your landscape simply cannot thrive. A quality soil should do many things, including infiltrate water, store water and nutrients for the plant to use, have some organic matter and air spaces, limit erosion and be plentiful in soil microbes. To accomplish all of these tasks, your soil must have air. Compacted soil, unfortunately, does not have proper air space. If you consider the healthy, freshly tilled soil on a farm, compacted soil is just the opposite.

Areas of compacted soil in your landscape need to be identified in order to foster healthy and beautiful plants. For many homeowners, compacted soil is a result of the following:

  • Poor drainage
  • Human activities (kids play area, walking path, etc)
  • Dog traffic
  • Lawn mowers or other heavy equipment
  • Clay soils

Most areas of compacted soil don’t happen overnight. They develop over years of heavy traffic or specific habits. Therefore, it can be difficult to realize they are forming. Hiring a professional landscaper can help you not only identify areas of soil compaction but also remedy these problem spots. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping provides full service lawn care, including drainage solutions and lawn aeration to restore health to your soil.

Posted on behalf of Pannone's Lawn Pros & Landscaping

1444 Buford Hwy
Cumming, GA 30041

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Jeffrey H.

Got sod and dirt. Both delivered on time, reasonably priced, and high quality (only found 2 rocks in 6 cubic yards of dirt and only 1 rectangle of sod out of 5 pallets was mangled). Both drivers friendly and were able to maneuver around my yard to put the stuff where I wanted it. Mostly appreciate that every time I called, someone picked up the phone rather than an answering machine. Would choose again.

Denise D.

We've purchased dark brown mulch from other landscape supply companies in Canton and the mulch always faded within a couple of days but then our landscaper told us to get our mulch from GLM Sod and Landscape supplies, so we decided to try them out and after an entire year, the mulch is still dark and looking great! I'll pay a few dollars extra to have our mulch delivered from Milton from now on - it just makes good sense!

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Huge thank you to GLM for great professional products, as well as impeccable service! I will definitely be back to purchase more for future projects!