Looking forward to spring means preparing for it too. Gorgeous front yards do not just appear over night. Usually lawns need extra care when emerging from the frigid winter months. If your lawn does not seem to be awakening well from winter it may be time for a soil test. Soil tests can help determine what “ingredients” your lawn is missing. Many lawns have issues with pH. A soil’s pH is the measurement of alkalinity or acidity. The pH scale ranges from 0 -14.
When a lawn has a pH below 7.0 it is acidic. Anything above 7.0 is alkaline. A slightly acidic lawn is ideal (between 6.0 and 7.0). Soil pH can have a dramatic effect on plant growth. Brookside applies lime to lawns that need their pH increased. The amount of lime needed is determined by a soil sample. Most soil tests will indicate the necessary lime requirement. Fall and spring are the best times to apply lime. Adding lime to your lawn when it is needed ensures your grass gets the nutrients it needs to be lush, healthy, and green. Lawns with a pH level that is out of the normal range may have some of the common problems below.
Why Apply Lime:
- You lawn may be favorable to weeds
- Not be as thick or reach as dark green color as is possible
- May not be as resistant to insect, disease, & drought stress