Lawn Fertilization and Soil Testing in Noblesville, Carmel, and Westfield, IN

What do you think of when you imagine the perfect lawn? Do you picture the lush, green color of well-kept grass with no trace of weeds? Do you dream of family and friends enjoying a wonderful summer afternoon in your lovely yard? Do you see scientists with beakers investigating lawn fertilization in a research lab? Wait—what? Beakers and test tubes?

A great lawn has a lot more to do with science than you might think. If you want a picture-perfect lawn, you’ll need a lawn care company that understands the chemistry of pH soil testing and fertilizer treatments. In central Indiana, that company is Sprout Lawn & Landscape, serving Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield and surrounding areas.

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Testing Your Soil to Find Out What It Needs

We don’t play guessing games when it comes to lawn fertilization. Before we develop a plan for your lawn and start fertilizer treatments, we’ll need to learn a lot more about what’s beneath your grass.

Spring is a popular time for soil testing, though we don’t need to test every spring. Unless there’s a noticeable problem, we’ll plan to test every two to three years.

Our thorough examination of your yard’s soil will include checking:

pH – Is your soil alkaline (above 7), acidic (below 7), or somewhere in between? Neutral, or a score of seven, means the pH is just right.

Phosphorus – If your soil has a high pH, it may lack healthy levels of phosphorus.

Nitrogen – A yellow tint or lesser grass clippings post-mowing may indicate a nitrogen shortage.

Potassium – Unless your soil is sandy, the potassium level should be adequate.

Calcium – Indiana soil generally has normal calcium levels.

Magnesium – A magnesium deficiency is unlikely in Indiana soil.

Cation Exchange Capacity – This number indicates how fertile your soil is. A higher number means it has greater ability to hold onto vital nutrients.

Rain, microbial activity, and nitrogen fertilizers can all impact pH levels in your yard’s soil, keeping your grass from looking its best. We determine the correct mix of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK) your soil needs so we can provide an optimal blend of balanced nutrients for your grass.

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Soil Testing Services Backed by Science

Lawn care worker's hands holding dark soil for testing in Carmel, IN.

Your home is unique, and so is your lawn and soil. With test results backed by science, Sprout Lawn & Landscape will create customized fertilizer treatments so your lawn can look its best throughout the growing season.

Depending on your goals and your lawn’s needs, we will develop a plan for four to six lawn fertilization sessions, spanning from spring through fall. We’ll use the results of your soil testing to come up with a mix of balanced nutrients just right for your yard.

Why do we take the time and effort to customize these fertilizer treatments? Why not use one batch of fertilizer for every client? We want to give your lawn and soil precisely what it’s hungry for and in the precise amounts it needs.

If your lawn is longing for balanced nutrients, it won’t look as lush and healthy as you would like. On the flip side, fertilizer treatments that contain too high a dose of these vital nutrients will cause the same problem. Too much of a good thing can impact your lawn’s growth rate, color, and hardiness.

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We have the Right Recipe for Your Lawn

If you live in or around Noblesville, Carmel, and Westfield, Indiana, and need to know what to feed your lawn, be sure to call us at (317) 900-7151. We use science-backed soil testing to create the right blend of balanced nutrients for your lawn. The result will be a beautiful, lush, green lawn that will make you proud.