Soil Amendment

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Soil is essential for healthy lawns and growing plants. To ensure your greenery continues thriving, you can use soil amendment to enhance the ground for the roots. Soil improvements and amendments are essential for making the most of your garden and lawn.

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What Is Soil Amendment and How Does It Work?

Soil amendment includes any material added to soil to help it improve its physical properties, like drainage, water retention, permeability, water infiltration, structure and aeration. Amendments modify the soil’s condition so it can support plants’ roots and encourage healthy growth. 

Common Types of Soil Amendment

Many kinds of soil amendments exist, each having a different role in improving your soil. Some common types of soil amendments include:

  • Compost: Organic matter like compost is a sustainable soil amendment. It helps soil particles combine, improves the way air and water move through the soil and increases the growth of beneficial microorganisms.
  • Lime: Lime is an excellent resource if you need to restore balance and pH levels. When your soil is too acidic, you can spread lime and add water to raise the pH level. Lime is a strong base with a high source of calcium so that it can counteract the acidity in your soil.
  • Gypsum: You can use gypsum to modify your soil without adjusting the pH. It promotes root and water penetration and loosens compacted clay soils.
  • Sulfur: Alternatively to lime, you can add sulfur to put more acid into your soil. Sulfur lowers the soil’s pH over time.

Why You Should Use Soil Amendment

When your plants start yellowing or looking sickly, it could be because of the soil. Your soil’s condition can change over time, so adding soil amendments is vital to keeping your plants healthy.

Soil pH, texture and nutrients are essential components of properly conditioned soil. Having a skewed soil pH affects the way dirt gets its nutrients. Adding soil amendment can help restore your soil’s pH so it can take up nutrients properly. Similarly, your soil’s texture affects how roots can receive proper moisture and aeration. You can use soil amendments to adjust your soil’s texture to retain water and circulate air better. 

Your soil’s condition affects the health of your lawn and plants. If you don’t take care of it, your hard landscaping work may have little reward. OrganicLawns soil amendment services will enhance your soil’s condition to improve each plant’s overall health and wellness.

Our Maryland Lawn Care Services

At OrganicLawns, we believe all lawn care starts with the soil — when you have expertly conditioned soil, your lawn thrives. We are a family-owned and operated business serving the best lawn care to Maryland counties. When you work with us, you’ll experience dedicated customer service and have a beautiful lawn. We use environmentally and pet-friendly products for all our services. 

Are you ready to improve your soil by adding amendments? Schedule a free estimate to get started today!

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