Soil Testing and Fertilization

Is soil testing really necessary? Farmers and homeowners alike ask the same question all of the time. From keeping a farm thriving to growing your own lawn for the first time, soil testing is essential if you want the best results.

The purpose of testing your soil is to find out if there are any existing nutrients present. This will help you to discover if there are any nutrient deficiencies or potential growing constraints. This relates to soil fertility and how well plants or crops can grow in your soil.

In addition, soil tests provide information on PH and salt levels, as well as micronutrients and macronutrients. This is a great step towards creating the garden that you want.

Finding The Right Fertilizer

Once you have tested your soil, you’ll know the nutrients that are lacking. This will help you to choose the right fertilizer. Fertilizer will help your soil to make up for the nutrients that aren’t present. At Mass Lawn Pros, we can help you to choose the right fertilization plan for your lawn. This will allow you to manage the nutrients in your soil in a way that results in the best growth all year round. 

When To Test Your Soil

The best time to test your soil is during the winter. Throughout December and January is perfect because you will have the results ready for your lawn by spring. This will give you time to choose the right fertilizer plan. This is especially important for anyone with a lawn that needs some tender loving care.

If your lawn has been looking a little worse for wear recently, you may need to work hard to get it back to the luscious green lawn you once had. Fortunately, getting the right mix of nutrients and balancing the PH level will allow you to grow your lawn for enjoyment during the summer.

Why Test Your Soil As a Homeowner?

Soil testing can provide you with the data you need to treat your lawn perfectly. The danger with buying fertilizer off the shelf is that many people tend to over or under use it. It can be difficult to know the exact fertilizer to use and how much of it to use to allow your lawn to thrive.

At Mass Lawn Pros, we’ll give you all the data you need in your personalized plan. This will ensure your lawn gets the right amount of fertilizer to give your soil the nutrients it needs.

Preparing Your Soil

Just like the rest of your garden, your soil can be impacted by harsh winter weather. Your lawn may have seen too much rain, been ruined by snow, and could still be covered in debris from strong winds. As you wait for the results of your soil test, it can help to prepare your lawn ready for it to recover.

Remove any debris that is left on your lawn. You can do this with a rake or a leaf blower. It’s also worth checking your lawn for any pests. Pests love long grass and often use it as a hiding place. Similarly, damaged patches or grass or yellowing grass can also indicate that you have pests living in your lawn.

Be Patient

Fertilizer recommended from soil tests will be the best option for your lawn. However, you can’t expect magic to happen overnight. It will take time for your fertilizer to work and for your lawn to recover after the winter months. Many people make the mistake of switching fertilizers when they don’t see quick results.

This is one of the worst things you can do. When you get a fertilizer plan from us, we’ll give you step by step instructions on how to use it and what you can expect to see. Everything you need to know about your lawn health will be delivered to you in your soil test results. 

We’ll take everything into consideration and make sure you’re completely happy with the plan set out for you. It won’t take long for you to notice the difference between our customized fertilization plans and the products you use from your local gardening shop. 

If you have any questions about our lawn fertilization plans or you’re looking for lawn maintenance near me online, we’re happy to help. Why not get in touch and tell us about your garden to find out how we can help?