Soil PH Testing
Your lawn is only as good as your soil. In our region, the natural soil pH is typically acidic. High acid means your lawn can’t effectively absorb fertilizer and nutrients. That’s why, we recommend an annual application of Lime.
Why is balanced soil pH so important for lawns? It’s the only way your lawn can get access to the full benefits of the fertilizer and nutrients we apply in Giroud’s Six Visit Lawn Program. Since most soils in the Philadelphia area are acidic, lime needs to be added to get and keep your soil pH in balance. For soils that are high alkaline, which is unusual for our area, an application of Elemental Sulfur is required to increase soil acidity.
If the pH problem is not fixed, the lawn will decline and open the door for problems such as weeds and bare spots. Giroud adjusts soil pH with amendments such as Lime or Elemental Sulfur.
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