Soil Testing, Analysis & Interpretation For a Healthy Landscape
It All Starts With "Good Dirt"
Creating soil conditions conducive to growing grass, trees and shrubs versus weeds is the first step to a beautiful landscape.
The results of a thorough soil test provide the information needed to develop effective strategies for all aspects of landscape management, including fertilizer, soil amendments, over-seeding, core aeration, weed, crabgrass, insect, grub and disease management.
Without a proper soil analysis, blindly applying lime, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium annually can lead to an overload or imbalance of nutrients. When it comes to your landscape and the surrounding environment, the old saying “if some is good, more is better” usually does not apply!
We have proven results: lush, dense lawns… beautifully and organically! Call us to get started with a soil analysis.
Why Soil Testing Is So Important
Every few years, it's important to perform a quality soil testing analysis to determine specific nutrient levels, pH, organic matter percentage, etc., so you're not just "shooting from the hip."
In nature, trees and other forms of life live in a complex system called the soil food web that leaves little waste. Trees shed their leaves and the decaying litter on the forest floor feeds the young new plants in the following years. Insects thrive on the trees and plants, and in turn, feed other organisms which live and die only to feed whomever's next in line along the cycle.
In cultivated landscapes, soil fertility has to be managed.
Pruning dead or damaged limbs, removing yard waste, and even selecting the plants we include in our yard, all contribute to a loss in diversity and organic material in our soils. In nature, a fallen tree or the insects which feed upon our prized shrubs may be a part of the natural cycle, but in our lawns and plant beds it is not!
A soil analysis helps us to learn what we have taken away and how to compensate for this loss.
Plus, when we plant species with “special needs” that our soil lacks, like our prized azaleas and boxwoods, a soil test helps us determine which supplements are required to help them thrive and shine their brightest.
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