Maintaining your lawn comes down to a few different elements and the health of your soil is definitely one of them. You don’t want to lay new turf in Sydney without checking the health of your soil first to ensure that you can make the necessary changes to get the best lawn possible for your home. Whether you have TifTuf Bermuda grass or Sir Grange turf, every lawn needs a strong foundation. Here are a few ways that you can make your soil an asset to your lawn.
Make use of compost
Compost is one of the easiest ways to fertilise and enrich your soil. It offers plenty of beneficial microbes that can improve the health of your soil at a low cost. By creating your own compost pile, you can harvest some of these nutrients and microbes and make use of vegetable scraps from your home. If you don’t want to create your own, you can buy good quality compost from some turf suppliers, garden centres or your local Bunnings. If you’re not sure how to choose good quality compost for your garden, talk to the helpful staff at Sydney Lawn and Turf.
Give it some nutrients
Compost alone won’t optimise the health of your soil. It’s important to make sure that your soil is getting all the essential nutrients it needs to improve the strength of your lawn. Man-made fertilisers and nutrient additives are available to give your soil the extra help that compost may not be able to provide. If you’re looking at man-made supplements, make sure you avoid harmful chemicals such as fertiliser salts and pesticides which often kill the good organisms.
Check the pH levels
If the pH levels in your soil are too high, it will limit the health of your turf and may stop certain plants from growing in your garden. Checking the pH levels in your soil can be easy to forget, but it can influence the look and feel of your lawn. Some turf suppliers may offer pH balancing chemicals, but the benefits of those materials are limited and only temporary. If you’re laying new turf and you’re concerned about the pH levels in the soil, contact your trusted lawn supplier to see which turf variety will thrive in your garden.
At Sydney Lawn and Turf, we have the experience and knowledge necessary to get your lawn looking the best it can. We understand the impact your soil has on your garden and we can help you ensure that it is the best it can be. If you’re interested in improving the health of your soil before you lay new turf, give us a call on 1800 458 859.