Soil Analysis in Dayton

Serving Dayton, Sidney, Troy, Tipp City, and surrounding areas.

Treating your lawn with nutrients, weed killers, and pesticides is a more intricate process than many realize. While there are a lot of products on the market that promise greener and healthier lawns and plants, much of what is ideal for your landscape comes down to its unique attributes, primarily the composition of your soil.

Understanding your soil will help ensure that you apply the right fertilizer at the right rate at the right time and in the right place. Making mistakes with any of these variables can lead to a counterproductive effect, or even impact your water quality.

If you’re considering starting your lawn and garden on a treatment regimen, start off on the right foot with a professional, scientific soil analysis. To get a free inspection and quote, reach out to us today! You can give us a call at (937) 710-3859 or complete our quick online contact form now.

If you’d like to learn more about how we approach a soil analysis, keep reading.

Our Soil Testing Process

Step 1: Testing & Analysis

When we complete a soil analysis, we start with taking a sample that we have lab tested. With this test, we’ll look at a number of variables to assess the health of your soil. One of the big things that we look for is pH, which is an indicator of the acidity of water-soluble substances. Basically, if your pH is too low, meaning your soil is too acidic, it will make it hard for your plants to access the nutrients in the soil.

Beyond pH, we’ll also look closely at the levels of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, which are the three major nutrients needed by plants to grow healthfully. So if your plants are not growing well, it could be because of a deficiency of one or more of these nutrients, although it could relate back to the soil’s pH.

This is why it’s so important to understand your soil’s composition. If you think your plants are growing poorly because of a low pH, and you seek to improve it by adding lime, the problem could only get worse if the issue is actually related to nutrient levels.

The good news is that, as certified arborists, we’ll be able to thoroughly analyze what’s going on with your soil so that you can take a scientific, informed approach to treating your lawn.

Step 2: Interpretation & Planning

If you were to review a lab report for your soil, chances are you wouldn’t be able to make heads or tails out of it. That’s perfectly understandable!

Lab results can be difficult to read and understand, much less interpret into an actionable plan.

That’s why, beyond getting the tests done, we’ll also help you understand the details of the report so you can know what – if any – problems exist.

Then, we’ll help further by turning that insight into action with some pointers on how to start a nutrient and treatment regimen.

Of course, we’d also be more than happy to implement this regimen for you, if you would like.

Soil Analysis in Dayton Ohio

Soil analyses are like blood tests for plants. Sometimes we have them done because something seems wrong and sometimes it’s just good to establish a baseline. Regardless of your specific situation, we’d be thrilled to help you understand your yard better with a professional, quality soil analysis.

If you’re ready to get started, get in touch today!