Soil compaction can occur for several reasons. In most cases, the compaction can occur from repeated till farming and heavy mechanical equipment. If the ground is tilled between crops with similar root levels, the sub soil runs the risk of compaction because of the tilling equipment, and the fact that the roots do not reach into the sub soil and break it up. Soil compaction from heavy construction equipment is a risk in clay and high-moisture soils.
Usually, the freeze-thaw cycle from winter to spring is enough to loosen the sub soil, but sometimes it becomes so compacted only mechanical methods will solve the problem. When you require sub soil decompaction, look no further than Arnold’s Custom Seeding. We maintain a fleet of custom designed and built equipment to efficiently, effectively and safely provide decompaction of your sub soil. There are many methods to loosen up your sub soil, and we will work with you to determine the best approach to suit your agricultural or land reclamation needs.
To maintain soil decompaction requires the use of construction mats, more diversity in plant root types and only tilling when necessary if must till. Once our machines have loosened up your soil, there are ways of reducing the risk of severe recurring soil compaction. The switch to no-till methods, combined with alternating plants in your crop cycle that have deeper roots, is an effective way to maintain a healthy soil ecosystem for agricultural situations. If you cannot move away from tilling entirely, it is best to till only when it is necessary. In construction scenarios, the use of mats is a great way to reduce sub soil compaction.