Soil Testing is the key - If your lawn is experiencing on-going weed problems, or bare spots in your lawn you may want to consider having a soil test by Prestigious Turf Management your lawn care specialist. At Prestigious can send a sample of your soil to a Virginia lab to be tested for pH and nutrient levels. Many times weeds, moss or bare spots can be indicators of nutrient deficiencies (i.e. Dandelions are linked to compaction, low pH, and low Calcium). We can add specific soil improvement products to balance your soil nutrient levels and discourage weed growth.
Why have a soil test done?
A top priority to us here at Prestigious Turf Management is reducing the environmental impact of materials applied on lawns. Yes, we can visually see a distressed grass, yes… we may have an idea of the issues, but your lawn is telling us so much more beneath those grass roots. A soil analysis allows us to tailor the plan, so your lawn receives the nutrients needed and withholding what it doesn’t. In this case we like to follow a little motto, “Don’t guess, soil test”. Ultimately eliminating careless and unnecessary application of herbicides like many of the other commonly known lawn care companies.
What is a soil test?
A soil test is performed by inserting a hollow metal tube roughly 2” in diameter to a depth of 4-6” in the ground and extracting a plug of soil. Yard and landscape specific 10 plugs are pulled from each area of the lawn i.e.; front, sides and back. Those plugs are then subdivided and mixed together to obtain and overall sample. Soil is then packaged and shipped to an agronomic lab where it will be evaluated and tested through a specific process. Once analyzed the lab will email us your results, we will review them and provide you with an interpretation. At your request we can also email you a copy which will be on file attached to your account.