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The health of your trees involves more than meets the eye. If you have any trees on your property, you should know that their roots are their foundation. Although they are buried underground and out of sight, roots offer both structural and nutritional support to a tree. In fact, without healthy and strong roots, a tree would not survive.

Why Care for Tree Roots?

Beyond their obvious benefits, tree roots also offer some other advantages to your trees and landscape. Taking care of your tree roots can accomplish the following:

#1 Help Prevent Erosion and Storm Damage
Tree roots aren’t buried as deep as you may think. In fact, most tree roots lie in the top layer of the soil. This means that they can help hold the surface levels of your soil together during heavy rain as well as anchor the tree during a windy storm to prevent it from falling.

#2 Save the Life of Mature or Expensive Trees
There are many root problems that can be fatal to a tree, including root rot and girdling roots. Trees are expensive and take years to grow to full size, so don’t dismiss the importance of keeping the roots healthy all year round.

How to Care for Tree Roots

Keep in mind that your approach for tree root care should be proactive. In many cases, the outward symptoms of root problems are delayed and you may not notice the signs (wilting or leaf drop) until the tree is too compromised.

Here are some tips to help you protect the health and condition of your tree roots on your property:

  • Don’t mulch the tree too deeply (depriving roots of oxygen)
  • Don’t cultivate to close to the tree (physically damaging shallow roots)
  • Don’t surround the tree with grass (too much competition with tree roots for water)
  • Do water your tree deeply rather than shallowly
  • Do consider deep root fertilization
  • Do let an expert inspect your trees from top to bottom

If you need a professional to help maintain, diagnose or treat your tree’s root system – call Mobile Joe’s Landscaping. We are here to take care of all aspects of your landscaping, including the important parts below ground!

Posted on behalf of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


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Our Client Reviews

Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM