Soil Testing, Analysis & Interpretation For a Healthy Landscape

It All Starts With "Good Dirt"

soil testingCreating 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.

Soil Analysis

Comprehensive Soil Analysis & Interpretation

Establishing the right soil conditions is the first step in any of our programs. We offer a professional 22-point lab analysis of your soil that detects macro and micro- nutrient levels, as well as pH and how much organic mass your soil contains. We pull dozens of soil core samples throughout your property to assure a representative profile. The results provide baseline information and strategies for all aspects of landscape management, including fertilization and soil amendment.

Soil Analysis

Custom Soil Amendment

Based on the results of a thorough soil test, we develop a customized blend of organic nutrients to amend any specific deficiencies discovered. Achieving the right soil pH and proper supply and ratio of primary and trace minerals prevents a myriad of problems and helps plants fight off diseases and insect pests. Plus, it contributes to the general health of the soil ecosystem in your lawn and plant beds.

Unlike chemical based amendments, our organic amendments are often slow release which allows for less leeching and run-off of nutrients, and also minimizes the danger of burning or over-fertilizing your plants. 

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."
The Soil Food Web is a complex food chain that starts with the plant and follows the decomposition of organic matter through the nutrient cycling process.

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.

Complimentary Soil Analysis Quote

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