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    Your garden is an intricately balanced ecosystem. If an aspect falls out of balance, it may have a profound effect on the health and look of the rest of your garden. Your lawn is no different – and unfortunately disease can strike in the blink of an eye.
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Soil Fertility

How To Improve Soil Fertility

Soil fertility is important for a healthy lawn.  Although most soil contains the required nutrients, it is still necessary to maintain the soil fertility level. Phosphorus, nitrogen and potassium should be added in the right combination from time to time to ensure lush green grass and strong roots.

The first step is to test the soil fertility which we can do for you. Samples are taken from various spots in the lawn and the pH as well as nutrient level tested. Once we have established the above we are able to add the required amounts of nutrients. The drainage and water holding capacity of the soil, sunlight, proper mowing and regular watering in addition to aeration are the other elements that will help to improve fertility. Add to that the addition of composts and a top dressing mix and you have the recipe for the growth and easy maintenance of an immaculate piece of lawn.

It should be noted that weeds and pests in the soil can severely affect the growth of the grass. You will want to eliminate such as to prevent competition for nutrients with the grass. In summary then, the steps to be followed to improve soil fertility are that of:

  • Testing the fertility and pH level of the soil.
  • Determining the soil type.
  • Determining the grass type.
  • Eliminating weeds and pests.
  • Aerating the soil.
  • Adding fertiliser to the soil.
  • Adding composts and top dressing.
  • Ensuring adequate drainage.
  • Improving moisture levels where required.
  • Mowing regularly and at the correct length.
  • Watering regularly.

We can handle most of the above steps and all you will have to do is to regularly cut the lawn and water it. Contact us today to help you improve soil fertility in your garden to ensure a lush green lawn throughout the year.

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