Soil Amendments: What They Are and How They Can Benefit Your Lawn
If you're like most homeowners, you want a lush, green lawn that makes your house stand out from the rest. Achieving this goal can be difficult, however, especially if your soil is of poor quality. That's where soil amendments come in - they are materials that are added to soil to improve its structure and fertility. In this blog post, we will discuss what soil amendments are and how they can benefit your lawn!
What are soil amendments?
Soil amendments are materials that are added to soil to improve its structure and fertility. Soil amendment types include clay, lime, gypsum, sand, and composts or organic matter like peat moss or manure. The most common use for these products is as fertilizer; and, some can also be used in gardening applications.
How can I tell if my lawn needs a soil amendment?
If you're not sure whether or not your lawn needs a soil amendment, there are some telltale signs to look out for. Your lawn may need an amendment if it:
- Is patchy and doesn't grow evenly
- Feels spongy when you walk on it
- Has a lot of thatch (a layer of compact soil)
If you notice any of these then it might be time to call local lawn care professionals to take care of your soil amendments.
What is the process for a soil amendment?
First, our lawn technicians will start off by inspecting your lawn. We will look for areas that are starting to turn yellow or brown and will take a sample of soil in order to determine what nutrients your grass is missing.
Next, we will chat with you about what we found and what we recommend as the best course of action for taking care of your lawn.
Lastly, we will implement the changes that we discussed and get you back to having a healthy, green, and thriving lawn.
Can I perform a soil amendment by myself?
While it is possible to perform a soil amendment by yourself, we always recommend that you leave it to the professionals. Our technicians have the training and experience necessary to get the job done right and ensure that your lawn thrives.
If you are interested in learning more about how soil amendments can benefit your lawn, please give us a call today!