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How Do I Enrich My Lawn Soil?

Soil Health
4 min read

Homeowners often ask, “How do I enrich my lawn soil to achieve a healthier lawn?” Look no further than Jonathan Green for the answers you need. Our team can provide the answers you need to grow a lush, dark green lawn.

The Jonathan Green name has represented genetically superior grass seed, innovation, integrity, determination, and a commitment to excellence since 1881. We supply grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, throughout the United States, and to homeowners via the JonathanGreen.com online store.

Common Soil Amendments

Soil amendments are materials that are added to soil to improve its physical properties, such as water retention, permeability, water infiltration, drainage, aeration and structure. The goal is to provide a better environment for roots. These materials include:

  • Lime – raises soil pH, reduces acidity
  • Sulfur – lowers soil pH, increases acidity
  • Gypsum – improves aeration of compacted soil, improving drainage
  • Biochar – increases the fertility of acidic soils and protects against some soil-borne diseases
  • Humic acid – transports water and nutrients from the soil to the plant, preventing them from leaching away
  • Fulvic acid – improves the uptake of minerals and stimulates plant growth
  • Compost – decomposed organic matter that improves aeration and moisture retention and enriches the soil
  • Bone meal – adds phosphorus and calcium to the soil but can be harmful to pets
  • Blood meal – increases acidity and efficiently adds nitrogen back to the soil

Our Popular Soil Treatment Products

Jonathan Green Organic Lawn Food is a complex, organic lawn food that promotes strong grass growth. It can also rejuvenate a thin, stressed lawn by adding organic content to the soil. The easy-to-spread granules can be used on established and newly seeded lawns or when sodding.

Organic Lawn Food contains food-grade organic soil amendments, such as feather meal, bone meal, blood meal, wheat shorts, and molasses that help to improve soil structure and the soil’s water-holding capacity. It will also help your lawn withstand environmental stress.

Its key features include:

  • Complex, all-organic lawn food
  • Promotes strong grass growth
  • Use on newly seeded and established lawns or when sodding
  • Use in spring, summer or fall
  • Pet-friendly

Jonathan Green Mag-I-Cal® Plus is a natural, humate-rich, three-in-one soil food that combines Mag-I-Cal® and Love Your Soil®. It will adjust soil pH, stimulate soil microbes to create a biologically healthy soil, and will break up compacted soil for better air, water, nutrient, and root penetration.

Low pH and hard soil: Treat it with Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Acidic & Hard Soil. Our innovative formula will quickly raise the soil pH and feed soil microbes with humates to help the lawn grow greener and healthier. It can be applied the same day as the grass seed is spread.

High pH and hard soil: Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil which contains sulfur and calcium sulfate dihydrate will lower the pH, improve root penetration, and promote growth. It can be applied the same day as the grass seed is spread.

For more information about how to enrich your lawn soil, visit Jonathan Green online or your nearest independent hardware store or garden center. We will provide reliable lawn and garden advice that will help you achieve great results.

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