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Improve Your Soil Quality This Spring

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Soil quality can be improved in the spring.

Spring is just around the corner, and we know you want your lawn to look its best this upcoming season. As soon as the ground is dry and green shoots of all varieties begin popping up, it’s time to get outside and get to work. Simply put, spring is a great time of the year to improve the condition and quality of your lawns soil.

Soils lacking in organic matter, poor drainage, excessive compaction, acidic pH, and poor structure can all be improved to benefit the lawn. Here's how to combat/improve it.


Aeration helps promote circulation and water penetration for better nutrient absorption and root growth, and fights compaction. While it’s obvious to aerate the high traffic areas, your entire lawn will benefit from this treatment. For best results, the ground should be thawed fully so aerator tines penetrate the soil to maximum depth. If the ground isn’t fully thawed, the aerator just scratches the surface of your bringing only minimal benefit.


Soil conditions lacking in essential plant nutrients and organic material can create a challenge maintaining healthy turf. Spreading a thin layer of weed free natural organic topdressing across a lawn can help bring a tired lawn back to life by adding valuable nutrients, organic matter, micro organisms that fight plant disease, improve heat and drought stress, and optimizes seed germination and
turf establishment.


Spring is an ideal time to conduct a soil test to determine if the soil pH is ideal for healthy turf growth. Optimal soil pH ranges between 6.5 – 7.5. Readings below 6.9 are considered acidic and readings above 7.1 are considered alkaline. Spring is a great time to apply Enhanced Calcitic Limestone to neutralize soil pH when conditions below 6.5 exist.

We can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive so we can get outside. Our team at Nutri-Lawn is ready to help you with all your lawn care needs. Contact us today!

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