Do you know your soil’s pH level? If not, it’s a number you need to find out. As local lawn treatment experts serving Savannah, GA, we know that when soil pH is out of balance, it can lead to a variety of problems in your lawn. The biggest problem it can cause involves nutrient uptake. When pH levels are too high or low, it impacts and limits the mechanism within grass roots that enables them to absorb nutrition from the soil. As a result, over time, your grass will start to weaken, becoming more susceptible to issues with weeds and diseases.
The good news is that all it takes is a simple test and easy applications to amend your soil and get it into healthy shape. And with Lawn Doctor of Savannah-Beaufort County, we make the process easy with our pH testing and balancing lawn treatments. Here’s how our approach works:
- One of Lawn Doctor of Savannah-Beaufort County’s trained treatment technicians will come out to your lawn to test the soil. This involves removing thatch, grass, and rock from a few small areas to take a sample that gets into the root zone.
- The ideal pH for most grass types is 6.5 to 7.0, but between 6.0 to 7.0 is the target. If your pH level is high, above 7.0, then soil conditions are too alkaline. If it’s low, below 6.0, then your soil is too acidic.
- For overly alkaline soil, Lawn Doctor of Savannah-Beaufort County can apply treatments that are a mixture of sulfur and water to lower the pH and raise acidity. For soil that’s too acidic, an application of lime works best to increase the alkalinity.
Different grass types can tolerate a range of pH levels, which is why it’s always best to work with trained professionals to balance your pH levels. With Lawn Doctor of Savannah-Beaufort County’s treatments, we can take into account the unique condition of your lawn, as well as the grass varieties within it, all to ensure your soil pH is at an optimal level for high performance.
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Soil pH is a small number that has a big impact on the health of your lawn. It’s therefore important to check it regularly to ensure it’s within the right range. From year to year, it can easily change due to a variety of factors, including rainfall and fertilizer applications. But with the lawn treatment team at Lawn Doctor of Savannah-Beaufort County, we can make sure it’s always well-balanced.
Learn more today about our lawn treatments, including pH balancing, available all over Savannah, as well as in other nearby areas, including Pooler and Richmond Hill, GA, and Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, SC. Call Lawn Doctor of Savannah-Beaufort County at (912) 966-1123 for your free consultation to learn more.