Soil rejuvenation is an important component of general lawn and garden care. While it is true that plants make their own food through the process of photosynthesis, they need the right nutrients to complete this process.
The soil is somewhat of a “buffet” of minerals and microbes for the various plants it hosts. But it doesn’t always offer the healthiest options without a little bit of help. For this reason, lawn care experts like Ryno Lawn Care, LLC offer soil rejuvenation services.
Soil is not simply “dead” dirt with a few incidental minerals to offer. It’s actually a vibrant ecosystem of microscopic life, that interacts symbiotically with the macroscopic plant life it supports. Therefore, there are several factors to consider regarding the health of soil, beyond simple fertilization practices.
That is where Ryno Lawn Care, LLC steps in, offering valuable experience in the provision of soil rejuvenation services. This is not a straightforward process, as it needs to be tailored to each yard’s specific needs.
- The region– Many regions are naturally rich (or deficient) in certain nutrients. North Texas soil is known to need nitrogen supplementation moreso than other common minerals.
- Specific soil type– Rocky or sandy soils may need special attention to address the fact that they tend to be dryer and therefore contain fewer microbes.
- Landscape related issues– Sloped areas are more prone to runoff, which can wash away vital nutrients. Similarly, low spots that tend to pool water can develop an excess of microbes, which can cause a whole separate set of issues.
- Vegetation– The relationship between plants and soil is a 2-way street. Both the root system and the process of decay enrich the adjacent soil with various compounds.
- Established lawn care practices– Whatever measures are already in place to keep a yard healthy will further inform what may or may not need to be added when it comes to soil rejuvenation.
Many homeowners take several steps to keep their soil healthy and balanced. These steps are effective at providing both minerals and beneficial microbes, and ensuring that the soil can breathe.
Common Lawn Care Practices For Soil:
- Soil pH Testing
It is important to know what soil needs in order to remain balanced and healthy, so that a well-informed homeowner understands the WHY of the aforementioned tasks.
Common Nutrients Found in Healthy Soil
- Nitrogen- This macronutrient is needed in all regions, and in every season. It is easily lost due to runoff and other factors, so it needs to be monitored and replenished.
- Manganese- This is a mineral which soil in the southwest is at risk of running low on, due to higher alkalinity. It’s critical for photosynthesis, so a manganese deficiency can damage a lawn’s ability to feed itself.
- Carbon- This is a primary food source for the beneficial microorganisms living in soil. However, it’s not common for soil to experience carbon deficiencies.
- Calcium- This mineral is just as important to the structure of a plant as it is to bone growth in vertebrates. Erosion and acid rain can threaten healthy carbon levels in soil.
Even experienced homeowners with an avid green thumb sometimes need help in keeping their soil balanced. Ryno Lawn Care, LLC is available to assist with pH testing, troubleshooting, and any other measures necessary to rejuvenate your soil in order to maintain a healthy lawn. Click here for a free service estimate.