We are frequently asked, why should I have my soil tested? One of the many reasons is to find out what your soil really needs. It should be done before you add anything to your lawn. It is the same concept as having your blood tested. Until your blood is tested and you have the results back, you have no idea what changes you need to make in order to be healthy.

Here at First Class Lawn Care LLC, we will take a soil test to find out. Your soil needs these macronutrients:

  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium.

It also need these micronutrients in trace amounts in small doses for healthy soil:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sulfur
  • Iron
  • Boron
  • Zinc
  • Sodium

The soil test also shows the pH which we explained in an earlier post.

In summary, getting an in depth soil test done will give us the tools that we need to get started on improving your lawn and garden. Instead of just putting a bag of fertilizer and weed control down, why not get your soil tested to see what it needs to be healthy? Your lawn will thank you with improved growth and vigor.


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