Why soil tests are important to optimal Sarasota Brandonton lawn care

by on February 16, 2012

Most homeowners know what services are necessary for good Sarasota Brandonton lawn care: proper mowing, aeration, overseeding, adequate hydration and fertilizer. Aeration is one of the most beneficial Sarasota Brandonton lawn care services, especially if you live in an area that experiences episodes of little to no rainfall. Aerating your Sarasota Brandonton lawn will allow the water from your irrigation system to reach the grass roots directly and be immediately absorbed. However, even though aeration ensures that your Sarasota Brandonton lawn and soil are manipulated, you should go one step further and also have your soil periodically tested by a Sarasota Brandonton lawn care professional.

A soil test is a fairly simple procedure and many Sarasota Brandonton lawn care companies offer the service for free in conjunction with their Sarasota Brandonton lawn care programs. The Sarasota Brandonton lawn care technician will take a small soil sample and have it sent to a lab. A qualified soil expert will examine the sample and look at the pH level (acidity); the presence or absence of such macronutrients as phosphorus, potassium and nitrogen; the presence or absence of such micronutrients as iron, calcium, zinc, boron, manganese, copper and other nutrients that deter weed growth and enhance the Sarasota Brandonton lawn’s resistance to insect and disease infestations; the soil type, which can help your Sarasota Brandonton lawn care technician create a preventative plan to reduce the incidence of compaction; and levels of decomposed plant material, also known as thatch.

Once the results are back, your Sarasota Brandonton lawn care specialists can consult with you on what the best plan of action is regarding your Sarasota Brandonton lawn care regimen. To schedule a soil analysis, call your local Sarasota Brandonton lawn care company today.

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