When a lawn doesn’t respond to regular fertilization, chances are there’s a problem with the soil’s pH. If soil is acidic (low pH), fertilizer gets “locked up” and grass plants have trouble absorbing it. This can lead to a lawn that is thin and off-color, with too many weeds and undesirable grasses.
To find out what your soil’s pH level is, we recommend performing a soil test once every three years. If a low pH condition exists in your property’s soil, an application of lime will help. Lime will “sweeten” the soil, raising the pH to a level that encourages good grass growth and better use of fertilizer.
This will result in a thicker, greener lawn with much less competition from weeds and crabgrass. Improved soil activity from lime treatments can also help to reduce thatch build-up in your lawn, making it easier for air, water and fertilizer to reach the root zone.
For more information on lime applications, or to schedule this service for your lawn, call Southern Lawns today.