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Boosting Your Jenison, MI Lawn

Balanced pH Means Healthier Soil

A healthy Jenison, MI lawn is the product of ongoing care and upkeep by professionals and consumers alike in and around Jenison, MI. This maintenance includes a properly timed lineup of watering, fertilization, weed control, mowing your grass at the proper height, and fall aeration. However, there are other tools that can give your lawn an added boost if needed – namely, lime and sulphur. 
Applications of lime or sulphur are typically needed when your soil is suffering from an unbalanced pH level.  If you have thin, discolored turf that does not grow very well, unbalanced pH may be at play.

Your Lawn’s pH
A soil’s pH level is a measure of its acidity or alkalinity, and plays a significant role in determining the overall health of your lawn. The ideal pH range is between 6.0 and 7.0 – anything higher or lower may result in unhealthy turf.  Your lawn is considered acidic when the pH of the soil falls below 6.0, at which point a lime treatment would be beneficial.  When the pH level is above 7.0, however, the soil is considered alkaline and is best treated with sulphur.

What causes the pH of your lawn’s soil to become unbalanced?  Your soil’s pH is naturally determined by your geographic region.  While some areas across the United States have a strong tendency for acidic soils, other regions encounter soils that are too alkaline. Soils generally become acidic when they lack vital nutrients such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.  This exists in lawns where there has been heavy rainfall and poor drainage.  Conversely, areas with dry climates tend to have alkaline soil.

Weed Man Can Help
Weed Man Jenison, MI can recommend the appropriate lawn care program in the case of unbalanced pH.  Depending on your geographical region, Weed Man can educate you on the natural acidity or alkalinity of your lawn, and apply a treatment of either lime or sulphur to correct the imbalance.
Since soil types and their makeup can vary greatly, the amount of lime or sulphur needed will be dependent on your specific lawn. Over-application of either treatment can have a negative impact on your turf, as the pH level may shift drastically in the other direction.  Weed Man Jenison, MI will ensure that an ideal amount of either lime or sulphur is applied, allowing your lawn to reach its fullest potential.   
If the need is present, then adding lime or sulphur to your lawn will undoubtedly help build thicker, healthier grass around your home.
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