Gro-Masters soil analysis focuses on the following four measurements:
A pH reading will tell if your property's soil is too acidic or too basic. Every grass has its preferred pH range. Most grow best when the pH is between 6 and 7. In our region, soil easily becomes too acidic (pH goes below 6). When this happens, fertilizer treatments will not have the desired effect on the plants being targeted. When soil is too acidic, fertilizer is absorbed by the soil and rendered unavailable to the plants that need it to grow.
CEC measures how well soil can hold a fertilizer and keep it available to plants and grasses while they grow. When CEC is low, plants won't have time to absorb fertilizer before it is washed away by rain or other irrigation. Low CEC can happen under a variety of circumstances but is especially common following new construction.
Concentration of Hydrogen shows how compact soil has become. When soil is too compact water and other vital nutrients will not reach plant roots where they are needed. It will also be harder for roots to penetrate deep enough into the soil to sustain the plant.
Gro-Masters test concentrations of elements necessary for successful plan growth like potassium and magnesium.
There are a lot of great lawn care products available to consumers at Home Depot and other hardware stores. But there are risks to doing your own lawn care and there are products that only licensed professionals can use. These products are completely safe when handled by trained lawn care professionals. Here are some articles about lawn care in Savannah that can help you decide what's best for your yard:
Fungal turf diseases are very common throughout the country and can leave your lawn looking brown or burnt and in some cases, permanently kill the grass all together. In the Southeast, the most common of these diseases are Brown Patch, Take All Patch and Gray Leaf Spot. You can read more about lawn fungus here.
Also, check out our free eBook about lawn diseases in Savannah, GA and The Low Country and what to do about them. It's free.