You waited about 10 days and now you’ve received your soil report! What does it say?
Your report will give you measurements on the acidity, alkalinity, salinity, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and sodium
contents of your soil. It will also give you recommendations on soil supplements.
If you have a hard time deciphering all the science in your report, don’t worry, help is available. The Extension offices can help you read your report, determine what your lawn needs, and offer resources as well.
When it comes to fertilizer, according to Dr. Provin, there is no single, silver-bullet solution to everyone’s lawn needs. He suggests that all-in-one fertilizers are an inadequate product that may not serve you very well. A specific fertilizer tailored for your lawn is a much better option. A full-service garden center or agriculture retailer can help you locate your specific products. Again, discuss with your local Extension office the results of your test to determine the best way to supplement your lawn.
For more ideas on how to use just the right amount of resources for your lawn, read our blog about perfect irrigation.