When you talk to other lawn care companies you will usually hear the same phrase “We spray the same thing that they do.” Well is this correct? In most cases, it is correct when you are looking at our synthetic competitors, but not when you compare them to us! We are able to use our organic fertilizers to raise and maintain soil pH
In a normal program you are seeing 6-7 treatments with a lime application added in or sold separately. The lime treatment is to bring your soil pH back to an acceptable level due to synthetic fertilizers other companies use. Fertilizer contains salt, the higher the fertilizer content the more salt it has inside of it. A common traditional spring fertilizer contains around 46% salt as our spring fertilizer contains only 10% salt. Don’t think that is a big difference, think about how your fries would taste with 10% salt or 46% salt added to them?
Our fertilizers are very low in salt content, so they can be easily taken in by the plant and the soil. We then start adding in our delicious soil amendment products into our mixtures. Our organic products amend the soil and balance them naturally so that there is no need for regular or extra lime treatments. If your soil pH is extremely low lime will be included in the program to get it to an acceptable level and then our treatments will keep this consistent.
The pH level in the lawn is very important to the overall health of the grass. If the pH level is not in the acceptable level it will bind nutrients in the soil and make them unavailable to the plant. Low or high pH levels can cause lawns to appear thin or yellow during the growing season when they should appear nice and green.
We soil tested our sample lawns in 2015 and have continued to at the end of each year. In our 2017 samples the pH level had remained consistent without any additional lime treatments. The awesome take away is our products are organically feeding the soil and balancing it naturally, eliminating the need for additional products.
Our goal at Project Green is simple, we want to give you a great looking lawn that is safe for your family and the environment. We are using the highest quality products to give you a healthy lawn and a healthy soil. We are always excited to see these types of results beneath the lawn and wanted to share them with the residents of RVA.