What You Should Know about Sulfur for Lawn Care
Want to know more about sulfur for lawn care? Your lawn requires three primary nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, as well as secondary nutrients including sulfur. The amounts of any of these nutrients that are needed to promote growth and grass health for your lawn have to be determined by a soil test.
A professional soil test is more accurate than home test methods and should be used to determine your lawn care plan.
Borst Landscape & Design’s organic lawn care and fertilizer services are a safer way to keep your lawn and your family healthy. The Borst approach works with nature to manage your landscaping in a way that is simply better for your grass, better for your family, and better for your pets. And that means better peace of mind.
Sulfur for lawn care: how it works
An overly alkaline soil with a high pH can damage grass by affecting nutrient availability. Sulfur for lawn care is primarily used to lower soil pH in overly alkaline conditions. When applied to the lawn, soil bacteria convert the sulfur treatment to sulfuric acid, a slow and natural biological process that increases nutrient availability for the plants. It can take years to lower the pH, but the results of balanced soil are well worth the wait.
What you will see on the surface is a lusher, thicker, greener lawn. Everyone can appreciate the beauty of a green lawn and the feeling underfoot. Plus, a thicker lawn helps keep weeds out the natural way, and a healthy happy lawn that is sulfur-rich will also be more resistant to common diseases that affect the look of grass. In other words, the right amount of sulfur in the soil makes happy roots, and that means happy grass.
If your lawn shows signs of discoloration or yellowing or seems to be very slow to grow, you should have a soil test conducted to test for sulfur deficiency in the soil. Sandy soils are especially prone to sulfur deficits.
Balancing the pH of your soil with sulfur for lawn care can have a significant and long-term positive effect on your lawn’s health. But an application of too much sulfur can damage the grass. It’s a good idea to work with professionals from the soil test through to the care and maintenance of your lawn.
Going organic adds up
Although organic fertilizer can initially cost more than synthetic fertilizer, going organic will actually save you money. Our organic lawn care program stresses natural aeration, root stimulation, natural thatch control, and the use of secondary micronutrients, like sulfur, to improve the condition of your soil by promoting healthier and stronger root growth. Secondary micronutrients are applied three times each season because these essential nutrients are critical for a healthy lawn. Healthy plants can effectively fight off pests and diseases, and that means organic lawn care services will cost you less in the long run.
Contact Borst Landscape & Design today to learn more about our expert organic lawn care options.