Why is Soil Testing Important?
Optimum soil is critical in maintaining a healthy lawn, and therefore is an essential tool for developing a well-balanced fertilizer program. Soils with certain nutrient deficiencies, and pH levels not conducive to healthy turf, need to be addressed. Based on results from a soil test, we can develop a program specialized for your lawn in order to correct nutrient deficiencies and/or pH levels in the soil. We recommend a soil sample every few years on established lawns, or when establishing a new lawn.
What will a Soil Test Reveal?
A soil test will provide levels of the following information:
- pH levels
- Availability of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium
- Percentage of Organic Matter
- Micronutrients (as needed)
What is the procedure for sampling soil?
Optimum Care will take a number of samples throughout your yard to make up a composite sample. This sample will then be submitted to a local laboratory for a fee. After receiving the test results, we will contact you to explain the test results and make recommendations in building or changing a lawn care program. Good soil provides the foundation for a healthy, vigorous lawn that you can be proud of!