Oversaturated Root and Soil Services

Trees add natural beauty and are an essential part of our environment. However, maintaining your trees is paramount, and for that, we need to keep their surroundings healthy. Soil oversaturation around your trees can harm their roots and even cause their death. It’s crucial to identify the signs of oversaturation and take immediate actions to fix it. If you are experiencing pooling and flooding of water in your soil, B&R Tree Service is here to help. We will assess your soil and provide you with the best solutions for your waterlogged and submerged roots.

B&R Tree Service soil oversaturation services

How We Can Help

  • Soil analysis
  • Drainage system assessment
  • Soil aeration
  • Decreasing irrigation
  • Mulching
  • Rain garden installation
  • Tree maintenance and care


Our team of certified arborists and tree experts at B&R Tree Service can provide you with the best solutions for your soil oversaturation issues. We also specialize in using advanced technologies that can help keep your trees healthy and prevent future oversaturation problems for your soil. These include soil aeration, which improves air circulation around the root system, and sub-surface drainage systems that can remove excess water from the soil before it reaches your trees’ roots. Our experts will work with you to develop a personalized plan that fits your specific needs and budget.

Soil Analysis 

We will perform a thorough assessment of your soil to

The root systems of trees are responsible for transporting and absorbing nutrients from the soil as well as giving them structural support. When excess water is entering their system, it can cause the roots to suffocate, which in turn will affect their nutrient intake and lead to poor health. Our experts will use their knowledge and experience to diagnose the problem of waterlogged roots and suggest appropriate solutions such as deep root fertilizing or installing a drainage system.

Assess the drainage system

The first step is to assess the drainage system in the area around the tree. Check if the slope is dragging water towards the tree instead of away from it. Identify any blockages in the drainage holes or pipes. Clear them and ensure that water is flowing away from the tree.

Soil Aeration

Aerating the soil allows air to penetrate and assists in water drainage. After testing the soil acidity level, use an aerator to perforate the soil beneath the tree’s root ball. This process will also release soil compaction that causes water to collect and pool around tree roots.

Decrease irrigation

If you have an irrigation system around your trees, it may cause excess saturation. Therefore, keep track of how much water the trees are getting from the irrigation system. Overwatering is one of the leading causes of oversaturation in soil. Ensure your irrigation systems are leak-free and turn off during rainfalls.

Use organic soil amendments (mulching)

Adding organic matter such as compost or mulch to the soil around the tree helps to reduce oversaturation. The added material improves soil structure and increases the soil’s ability to hold water. This way, excess water drains away, and the soil can retain enough moisture.

Install Rain Gardens

If other strategies are not achieving your desired result, a rain garden is an excellent option to consider. It’s a shallow depression in the ground that collects and filters excess water. A rain garden keeps the water close to the tree but out of the root zone. It also can be an attractive rainwater catchment feature in your yard.

Maintain Proper Tree Health

The key to managing saturation in a given area comes back to maintaining proper tree health. Pruning, fertilization and pest control are important factors to consider when keeping a tree healthy and ensuring the root system can better absorb water from rains or watering. When trees are healthy and can properly absorb water, they don’t need to be watered as often. This helps keep soil oxygen levels high and reduces saturation around the tree’s root zone. Additionally, use mulch around trees to maintain moisture in the soil during dry spells.

Be Aware of Soil Type

Consider what type of soil you have around your trees. Sandy soils are more prone to water runoff, while clay and loam soils tend to retain moisture longer. Amend soil with compost or sand as needed, to help promote proper drainage in an area where the water table is high. Trees need nutrients to stay healthy, so fertilizing is important. However, over-fertilizing can lead to higher amounts of salts and poor drainage, both of which can harm a tree’s growth. Our local certified arborists can determine the right amount and type of fertilizer and soil amendments for optimal root health.

Trees bring beauty, value, and meaning to our lives. By fixing soil oversaturation around your trees, you can ensure that they remain healthy and thrive in their natural environment. The strategies we employ to help service your yard are practical, cost-effective, and eco-friendly. They will help you to improve the soil’s drainage, reduce saturation, and maintain healthy roots. So, why wait? Reach out to us at B&R Tree Service  so we can help you root out your soil oversaturation issues today.