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 Soil Analysis

Gro-Masters soil analysis focuses on the following four measurements:

  • pH
  • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
  • Hydrogen Concentration
  • Soil Macronutrients


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.

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)

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.


Hydrogen Concentration

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.


Soil Macronutrients

Gro-Masters test concentrations of elements necessary for successful plan growth like potassium and magnesium.  


Sample Soil Analysis Report:



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Frequently Asked Questions

[fa icon="plus-square"] Is your lawn service safe for pets?
Gro-Masters lawn care applications are 100% safe for your pets and family.  You can read more about pet safe lawn care in our blog article here.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Do you handle mole cricket infestations?
Absolutely.  You can't do lawn care in Savannah, GA without understanding these bugs.  You can learn more about mole crickets in these blog articles: What are Mole Crickets? and Look Out for Mole Crickets.
[fa icon="plus-square"] Can you make my grass look as good as NFL turf?

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[fa icon="plus-square"] Should I hire a lawn care company or do it myself?

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:

[fa icon="plus-square"] What is lawn fungus?

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.


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[fa icon="plus-square"] Why are there brown spots on my lawn?
There are a few different reasons why brown spots can show up your lawn.  It's often animal damage, but it can also be from poor growing conditions and other diseases and pests. You can read more about brown spots and what to do about them here.