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 plant 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.
About Simply Green Lawn Care
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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