How to fix your lawn’s problem soil

We often hear from frustrated lawn owners as they try to find a great solution to resolve their lawn’s poor soil condition. No matter what fertiliser or weed control is applied to their turf they continue to struggle to come up with an answer to their soil’s poor condition.

Soil plays a vital role in how healthy your lawn can be and there are ways of improving your soil without having to take drastic measures and dig up your existing lawn and starting from scratch.

how to fix your lawn's problem solA great lawn care company who cares for their customer’s lawns will have the ideal lawn care programme in place throughout the year to ensure their lawn and soil is in great shape.

Don’t have regular lawn care? Don’t worry, there are things that you can do to get great soil and a great lawn.

 

Soil testing

The first place to start is to have your soil tested. The most important things to look for are if your soil is the right pH for your grass type. If you want help with testing your soil, just contact us, one of our lawn care professionals will visit you and your lawn at a time that suits you. We can carry out a FREE inspection of your lawn and advise you of any issues it may have and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider.

Soil conditioner

If you want to help your lawn look it’s best, then looking after your lawn’s root zone is one of the best investments you can make. The condition and efficiency of your lawn’s roots play an important role in the health and appearance of your lawn. Remember it is your lawn’s root system that is responsible for extracting the nutrients from the soil that the grass plant needs to survive and thrive.

Regular application of a lawn Soil Conditioner will feed the billions of beneficial bacteria which exist within the root zone. This will increase in the microbial population which improve nutrient turnover, leading to a significant increase in root mass. An added benefit is the reduction in the effectiveness of pathogenic soil fungi which can be harmful to the health of your lawn.

Top dressing

Even if the levels of nutrients are correct in your soil, you could still have poor soil structure. A great way to improve your soil is to add quality Top dressing to your lawn. This is a mixture of compost and high-quality topsoil. Applying Top dressing about once or twice a year can really help to improve your soil.

Lawn Aeration

Even if your lawn looks great, it could do with regular lawn Aeration. A great lawn care company will always include this as part of their customers’ lawn care programme. Aeration will help relieve any soil compaction your lawn may have and will help your lawn’s root systems to grow deeper for necessary moisture and oxygen.

All of the above are perfect treatments to improve your soil and transform your lawn into one you can be proud of. If you would like a FREE on-site lawn survey just contact us. One of our local lawn care professionals will visit you and your lawn and fully inspect your lawn for any issues it may have and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider.