Five Tips to Keep Your Soil Healthy
August 8, 2019
If you’re like other home and business owners, you take pride in your luscious grass. While we often think about grass health, there’s something else important, too: keeping your soil healthy. Your soil is just one way to enable your grass and other plants to grow to their full potential.
How to Keep Your Soil Healthy
1. Monitor the pH levels.
pH levels range from 1 to 14, with levels prior to 7 indicating acidic soil and levels past 7 indicating basic soil. Lawns tend to prefer soil that is slightly acidic. A pH level between 5.5 and 7.0 is considered to be within the healthy range.
2. Alleviate Compaction.
Aeration is allowing air, water, and nutrients to circulate through your lawn by creating small holes in the soil. This helps alleviate compaction, which hurts the health of your soil and your plants.
3. Check for Pests.
Pests like worms are beneficial for your soil, pests like grubs are not. Grubs destroy your grass roots, and a dead plant on top of the soil is not a healthy environment.
4. Add Water.
Your soil should be about 25% water. If it hasn’t rained lately, your soil could probably use some hydration. Bonus: this helps your grass, too!
5. Call Green Lawn Fertilizing to Keep Your Soil Healthy.
Our Green Lawn Program takes care of all parts of your lawn—soil included. It includes eight applications throughout the year so your yard is healthy year-round and set up for success. Call us today at 888-581-5296 for a free quote.