SOIL

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Lawn Care Ideas in BIRMINGHAM AL – AUBURN, AL – DADEVILLE, AL – ALEXANDER CITY, AL - LAKE MARTIN

  • Soil is made up of particles: the biggest particles are sand, medium-sized particles are silt, and the smallest particles are clay.
  • CLAY SOIL
    • Clay soil tends to compact into a ball when squeezed in your hand. 
    • If the soil sets like cement in the summertime, then it’s probably mostly clay.
    • Clay soils may hold too much water.
    • Characteristics of clay soil: it is sticky when wet, it develops cracks when it dries out, water stands on top and won’t soak in, the soil turns hard and roots can’t penetrate.
    • Even if you dig hard clay soils up, they don’t stay soft long unless you put compost in them and even then, the compost will rot out.
    • Clay soils are more fertile than sandy soils
    • If you have clay soil you may want to till in coarse construction sand because it doesn’t decompose.
  • SANDY SOIL
    • Sandy soil tends to run through your fingers
    • Sandy soil will not hold water or fertilizer.
    • Characteristics of sand soil: water never pools on the surface, plants dry out quickly, and plants are always starving for nutrients.
    • Sandy soil holds too little water.
    • If you have sand soil you should till in humus such as compost or ground peat.
  • For good Lawn Care in Birmingham, AL it helps to have good soil.

Advanced Turf Care Lawn Care Services in Birmingham AL, Auburn AL, Dadeville AL, Alexander City AL, and Lake Martin Include:

  • Fertilization
  • Pre-Emergent Weed Control
  • Post-Emergent Weed Control
  • Lawn Pest Control
  • Lime Application
  • Tree and Shrub Application
  • Lawn Aeration

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