The Importance of Soil Testing

When you look at the makeup of our local landscape, you can see the diversity we have all around us. This variance is even evident in our soils. Few people realize that to achieve the lush, green lawn of your dreams, it is often necessary to make corrections to the soil underneath it.

To most, the soil on our property is just dirt; nothing more, nothing less. But soil is made up of minerals, organic matter (living and dead), air and water. Your soil provides nutrients and serves as a foundation for your lawn. Improving your soil increases plant health and is critical to growing a lawn you can be proud of, and the whole neighborhood can envy.

Even within a small area, soil composition can vary greatly. The best way of figuring out the makeup of your home’s soil is to have Distinctive Outdoor Spaces perform a soil test, collecting small samples from several different areas of your yard. This test is an analysis to determine nutrient content, composition, and other characteristics such as the acidity or pH level. Plant growth and vigor are often dependent on soil pH—the measurement of how acidic or alkaline the soil is.

After we collect these samples, they are sent to a lab where we receive a report citing levels such as pH, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and more. Distinctive Outdoor Spaces then creates a Soil Correction Plan to supplement your lawn care program with the necessary amendments to provide optimum growing conditions for your lawn.

Without knowing the exact composition of your lawns soil, we cannot actualize your properties full potential. With the expertise of our team, let us show you how great your lawn can look, and help you to Get More From Your Outdoors.