Get Your Lawn Down To A Science-Analyze Your Soil
So it can be summed up that there can be a short term or long term approach when feeding your lawn. The short term approach could be in the form of foliar fertilizers can give a lawn a quick burst in color. The better long term approach is adjusting your soils pH in keeping your lawn thriving and healthy. Your pH is an important factor in how well your lawn responds to a fertilization strategy. If you Ph is too acidic, certain nutrients provided through fertilization may not be able to be used by the plant and therefore serving no purpose.
Our West Tennessee grasses, such as Fescue, Bermuda grass, and Zoysia grass, uses the nutrients available most effectively when the soils PH is between 6.0-6.5. Our West Tennessee turf grasses will not thrive in highly acidic soils, and since West Tennessee is mainly acidic, lime is generally applied to reduce that acid in the soil. Acid conditions of soils can be brought about by rain containing acid, pesticides, certain forms of fertilizer, and the leaching out of calcium and magnesium; the alkaline components, from the soil. And remember like we stated earlier, weeds thrive in acidic soil. In order to have the absolute best fertilization program for your West Tennessee lawn, a soil sample will bring clarity to the entire process. Take advantage of the nutrients mother nature has provided and only apply nutrients that your lawn actually needs. Use the Soil Analysis as the recipe to design and implement a customized weed control and fertilization strategy for your lawns long term goals.
For more information about your lawn or to get your FREE Quick Quote along with a Free Soil Analysis, call our office or visit our website.
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