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2 Ways a Soil Test Can Reveal Chronic Lawn Problems  

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How often do you do perform a soil test on your lawn? A soil test can help you identify some of the common chronic problems with your lawn. Through routine soil tests, you can know the fertility as well as the health of your soil. Here are two the ways through which a soil test can help you identify chronic lawn problems;

You can identify the missing nutrients

No matter the amount of effort you put in the care of your lawn, your plants will weaken and eventually die if the soil is lacking the vital nutrients necessary for adequate growth. With a soil test, you can know the nutrient levels and determine which fertilizer to use to remedy the problem. 

Grasses need macronutrients in large amounts. The three most common are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. They are necessary for proper root development and optimal growth. As such, a soil test will help you know the type of fertilizer to apply. 

Reveals the Soil pH

Plant growth on your lawn is dependent on the pH of your soil. pH is the measurement of alkalinity or acidity of soil measured on a scale of 1-14. In this case, 7 is neutral, any number below 7 is acidic and while those above seven indicate

A low pH inhibits the availability of nutrients in the soil. Although different grasses require different levels of pH, most of them range between 5.8 and 7.2. When the pH is too acidic, limestone is applied to bring it back to normal.

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