A beautiful, healthy lawn can only be achieved when the soil is in proper condition.
One of the most often overlooked factors influencing plant growth is the chemical property of the soil referred to as soil pH.
Soil pH is an indication of the alkalinity or acidity of the soil and is recorded as a number on a scale from 1 (acidic) to 14 (basic) with 7 being neutral. The ideal range for healthy plant growth (including turfgrass) is 6.0 to 6.5 which assures a maximum amount of nutrients will be available to promote good greening and healthy root development.
WHY SHOULD YOU LET US DO A SOIL TEST?
To identify the amount of nutrients currently in the soil
To identify nutrients that are lacking in the soil
To define any corrective actions needed to adjust soil pH to an optimum level
To reduce the chances of excess nutrients getting into water sources
To ensure you get the best results on your landscape investment!
No matter how much fertilizer your lawn receives, if the soil pH is not at the proper level your lawn is not getting the full benefit from the applications we provide. The chart shows the amount of fertilizer that is wasted when soil pH is left unmanaged.
When should soil be tested? The best time to evaluate the nutrient value of the soil is before beginning a lawn service or anytime it's been more than 1 year since the last soil test was conducted.
What we can do? We take samples from several different areas of your lawn and combine them to arrive at a general measure of soil pH and available nutrients. We will provide you with these exact finding along with recommendations of soil admendments with any are needed.
Call us today to schedule a soil test.