In order to have a beautiful lawn, you must have healthy soil that has a neutral pH, is biologically active, and is not compacted. Without healthy soil, weeds thrive, and grass struggles. The benefits of caring for your soil include better resistance to diseases and insects, better heat tolerance, and, most importantly, biologically active soil.
Most soils are home to a wide variety of living organisms, from larger critters such as earthworms and insects to microscopic invertebrates like bacteria, fungi, yeasts, algae, and protozoa. All of these organisms affect the health of your turfgrass in important ways.
However, over time, the microbial life can suffer from unbalanced soil pH, rototilling, heavy traffic, and the use of chemicals. For more tips and tricks to improve your soil health check out the navigation to your left.
How to Create Healthier Soil
- Balance your soil pH
- Grass thrives in soils that are slightly acidic to neutral or 6.2 to 7.2 on the pH scale
- Relieve compaction
- Add products that contain humates
- Humates stimulate microbial activity and growth
Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal® Plus is a natural, humate-rich, three-in-one soil food that combines Mag-I-Cal® for Lawns in Acidic Soil and Love Your Soil®. It adjusts soil pH and stimulates soil microbes to create biologically healthy soil. It also breaks up hard, compacted soil for better air, water, nutrient, and root penetration. Use it every season to keep your soil biology and chemistry balanced!