Now is the Time to Check Your Soil’s pH

One of the most influential elements of any successful lawn or garden, is the soil. Soil is what helps a soilplant absorb necessary nutrients, and testing it periodically is important to ensure that it is at its most effective. The pH levels in your soil can be a real deciding factor in the success of a lawn. Maintaining healthy levels, means beautiful grass and plants. Simply Green Lawn Care is committed to bringing greener, healthier lawns to the Atlanta area, and that is why we have broken down what all of this means for your lawn.

What it is.

So what is pH? When we measure pH, we are measuring the acidity and the alkalinity in something. The pH scale runs from 0 to 14, with 7 being a neutral number. Anything above 7 means an alkaline heavy soil, and below 7 means that it is a more acidic soil. Our soil in Georgia tends to be more acidic, and a good range for soil in Georgia tends to be between 5.8 and 6.5.

How do I check the pH levels of my soil?

You can send a soil sample to a local extension service, and they will check the levels for a fee. Simply Green Lawn Care also offers these services for a small fee. This test will determine the pH levels of your soil, along with phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese and iron levels.

What does it mean if these levels are off?

If the soil has a low pH of something like 5.5 and below, plants and grass are unable to receive the nutrients that they needs. If you fertilized, a large portion of it is going to waste, and the rich color of your lawn will begin to dwindle. After the results have come back, adjustments in lawn care treatments should be made accordingly.

Simply Green Lawn Care offers top-notch services for the home and business. If you would like to have us test your soil and treat your lawn, please contact us!

About Simply Green Lawn Care

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Simply Green aims to provide the highest quality lawn care, mosquito control, and lawn pest control services to Georgia residents.


We are locally owned and operated which allows us to be accessible, attentive, and responsive for customers in Georgia.


Our well-trained team is easy to work with and determined to exceed expectations.


All our plant health care specialists are Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified and maintain their Category 24 applicators license.

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gloria richardsongloria richardson
12:50 12 Dec 22
Ben is wonderful! He always answers all of my questions, please don’t take him away from our route!!!Also the office always texts few days before they are coming so we always know what date they are coming. Great customer service!!!
CJ BrieskeCJ Brieske
17:16 11 Nov 22
Have used Simply Green for over a year now for weed control & fertilization. Their service & products have helped improve the appearance & health of my grass in this short time. Taffari has been the technician the last few visits and he is great - super knowledgeable & able to answer my questions. On the last visit Taffari had the service manager reach out on a concern and it was addressed & resolved the same day.
Mitch FergusonMitch Ferguson
16:54 04 Nov 22
Taffari the lawn treatment person was professional and knowledgeable of all aspects of the service that he gave me. I would highly recommend him and Simply Green.
Andrea MooreAndrea Moore
14:19 04 May 22
Simply Green is the friendliest and most professional company I have dealt with. Always on time, and quality work. My yard has never looked better. If I have any questions the response is quick and efficient..I would recommend them to anyone looking for lawn care company
Elder Ron Brown Sr.Elder Ron Brown Sr.
23:43 17 Sep 21
Simply Green Lawn Care has really done a wonderful job with my yard. They keep the weeds out and it always looks crisp and green.

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