The key to a great lawn is healthy soil. If you have poor soil, then you will NEVER obtain a lush, green, weed-free lawn. The two biggest soil problems are compaction and imbalanced pH. Hard, compacted soil causes numerous problems for grass plants. First, it prevents grass roots from growing deeply and establishing strong root systems. Second, it inhibits water from getting to the roots. Last, it limits the amount of air penetration into the soil. All of these problems stymie plant growth AND microbial activity in the soil. Like plants, soil microbes, the “nutrient breakdown” engines in the soil, need water and air to live because they are aerobic.
The optimum soil pH to successfully grow grass is 6.2 to 7.0 (slightly acidic to neutral on the pH chart). If soil is not in this range because it is too acidic or too alkaline, then nutrients from lawn fertilizers, as well as those found in the soil itself, will “lock-up” and never release to the turf. If you are unsure about the pH of your soil, then have it tested. Soil testers are available at most hardware stores and garden centers. A good rule of thumb, however, is that most soils in the Northeast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic tend to be acidic, while soils in the Plains, Rockies, and West tend to be alkaline.
Mag-I-Cal Plus Soil Food
simultaneously adjusts soil pH AND loosens hard soil to rapidly remedy these common soil problems. When the soil is corrected, then the lawn will thrive.
also contains iron humates that FEED soil microbial life and energize their breakdown functions. There are two
products, one that corrects acidic soil (black bag) and one that correct alkaline soil (purple bag). So feed your lawn…AND YOUR SOIL with
and finally get the great lawn you’ve always wanted!