Our St. Louis fertilizing services and soil testing can provide the rich support that a healthy lawn needs. Without the right fertilizer, and the right application of that fertilizer, grass and other plants can have a difficult time reaching optimal levels. That’s why it’s important to not only fertilize, but to do it the right way every time.
Fertilizer has long been used by agricultural societies as a means to enrich the quality of soil through the introduction of organic matter that can provide nutritional elements that plants needs to grow well. Properly mixed and applied fertilizer can create heartier, more vibrant, and faster growing plants. Fertilizer consists of Nitrogen, Phosphate, and Potash, all of which come in different ratios that vary from plant to plant. Some plants require different levels of nitrogen than others, for example. Too much may be harmful, and too little may not get you the desired effect. When we’re hire to add fertilizer to a landscape, we look at the individual profiles of each plant type present, and account for that in our selection process. Our fertilizer optimizes and supports the growth of your landscape’s plants, without harming any other green growth in the area.
While some landscaping companies offer their own “fertilizing programs” for home and business owners, understand that not all take these differences into account. Misused or badly mixed fertilizer can do more harm than good, so don’t trust your lawn to just anyone. We’re a professional landscaping company, with experts in the fertilizer industry who know which products to use, and which to avoid for a stronger, healthier lawn.
Soil testing is also an important part of determining the proper nutrition levels for your plants, and what adjustments will need to be made. Over time, soil conditions can change, and deficiencies can occur in the available nutrient levels. With our soil testing, we make sure that we’re providing just the right mix of potassium, phosphate, potash, and other components.
We recommend soil testing for:
• New lawns.
• Changes in nutrient, pH levels.
• Landscapes where fertilizers were applied.
With each of the recommended scenarios, you have a situation where the actual nutrient levels may either be unknown or in flux. Applying fertilizer without a soil test would be like giving medical advice without knowing the patient’s history. In both cases, it’s much smarter to rely on data than it is on luck, which is why we strongly recommend soil testing.
There’s no obligation to choose our other services if you would like a standalone soil test, and we’re more than happy to work with residential and commercial property owners who have an established lawn and just want a check up to confirm everything is on the right track.