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Best Lawn Fertilizer for Alkaline Soil

Find out how to choose the best fertilizer for alkaline soil by visiting Jonathan Green online. Our selection of top-quality lawn fertilizers can help your lawn reach its full potential.

Lawn care research has concluded that lawns respond best when fed four times a year in the early spring, late spring, summer and fall. At Jonathan Green, we offer homeowners the only annual lawn care programs that will feed the lawn AND the soil!

Soil pH is a very important factor in lawn health. To make the right choice in fertilizers, you should test your soil with Jonathan Green’s easy-to-use Soil pH Test Kit for Lawns. It will determine the pH levels in just five minutes.

On a scale of 1 to 14, a pH of 1 is very acidic and a pH of 14 is very alkaline (or basic), while a pH reading of 7 is neutral.  Lawns grow best in a soil that is slightly acidic to neutral (between 6.2 and a 7.0 on the pH scale).

Soils in areas with low rainfall tend to be alkaline. Where rainfall is high, soils are often acidic. This is because rainfall gradually washes calcium carbonate from the soil. If you live east of the Mississippi River, you will need to add calcium carbonate to your soil to raise the pH. In the more arid west, the reverse is true. There, you will need to add sulfur in order to gradually lower soil pH.

Best Fertilizer for Alkaline Soil

The Jonathan Green four-bag annual Annual Lawn Care Program for Alkaline Soil will green up the lawn and gently feed it all season long. This program is used in the western United States where soils generally have a high pH. It is specially formulated to lower soil pH and to kill crabgrass, dandelions, chickweed, clover, and over 250 other weeds. It is safe to use around children or pets when label directions are followed.

Step 1:  Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer
Step 2:  Veri-Green Weed & Feed Lawn Fertilizer
Step 3:  Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil
Step 4:  Winter Survival Fall Lawn Fertilizer

For an organic alternative, try our Natural Annual Lawn Care Program for Alkaline Soil which is generally used in the western United States where soils have a high pH. It is safe for children and pets and will organically feed the lawn, prevent weeds, balance pH and loosen hard soil.

Step 1: Corn Gluten Weed Preventer plus Lawn Food
Step 2: Organic Lawn Food
Step 3: Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil
Step 4: Organic Lawn Food

It’s important to know that Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil contains sulfur and calcium sulfate dihydrate which lowers soil pH, is important to cell development, and is vital to many grass plant functions. When soil is too alkaline and compacted, air, water, and nutrients cannot get down to the roots, and the grass will not grow properly.

For more tips on picking the best lawn fertilizer for alkaline soil, visit Jonathan Green online, or locate your nearest independent garden center or hardware store where you will get reliable lawn and garden advice.

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