Why Soil Acidity Matters for Your Lawn

A lush, green lawn is the pride of every homeowner. However, achieving a beautiful and healthy lawn requires more than watering and mowing. The pH of your soil largely determines the health of your lawn. pH refers to the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. And Nature’s Select Sandhills is here to explain why you should be worried about this number.

Why Soil Acidity Matters for Your Lawn

The Importance of pH Balancing

pH balancing ensures your lawn grows healthy and strong. An acidic soil not only affects the growth of grass but also affects the absorption of nutrients by the plant’s roots. A pH level that is too acidic can cause your lawn to turn yellow. On the other hand, alkaline soil can make it difficult for the grass to take up nutrients, leading to poor growth and a weak lawn.

How to Balance Soil’s pH

There are several ways to balance your lawn’s pH, depending on whether the pH is too acidic or alkaline. If the pH is too acidic, lime is the most common correction. It’s important to note that lime takes a while to correct the pH, and several applications may be necessary. For alkaline soil, you can add sulfur, organic matter, or iron sulfate, among other biological enrichments, to lower the pH.

Importance of Maintaining pH Levels

Maintenance is key to ensuring that your lawn’s pH is balanced. Regular testing is ideal, especially if you live in an area with acidic or alkaline soil. Regular fertilizing and watering also help maintain the pH and nutrient content of the soil. Additionally, avoiding the overuse of pesticides can help maintain a healthy ecosystem in your lawn soil.

Let’s Enhance Your Soil

Maintaining balanced pH levels is critical for a healthy and beautiful lawn. But doing it correctly matters, so homeowners throughout Aberdeen, NC, call Nature’s Select Sandhills. We provide biological lawn care services that restore pH levels and enhance the soil’s nutrient richness to boost its ecosystem. The result is a healthy, lush, and green lawn. Our biological approach can even help your grass fight off pests and diseases. So, call us today at (910) 757-0359 to learn more!