In 1957, Scientific Plant Service was founded to provide comprehensive and thoughtful lawn care to our Baltimore community. In addition to pest control, wildlife management, aeration and seeding, and weed control services, we provide critical soil testing services. Soil testing is the first step in understanding and managing your property’s health. Our service area lies entirely within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, so we are highly aware of nutrient management. When you receive detailed and accurate soil health reports, you can determine precisely what nutrients are needed to support your lawn. This helps prevent excess nutrient runoff into the environment and helps your property stay robust. When you require Baltimore soil testing services, call the certified lawn care experts at Scientific Plant Service.
Why Do We Test Soil?
A soil test is important for many reasons.
- Optimize healthy turf growth in your lawn
- Protect the environment from runoff and leaching of excess fertilizers
- Aid in the diagnosis of any abnormal turf growth
- Improve the nutritional balance of the growing plants
- Required under Maryland law to apply Phosphorus to lawn areas
A soil test will provide detailed information about soil pH and the balance of nutrients such as potassium and phosphorus. This information helps determine the current nutrient levels in your soil and if any soil amendments are needed
Our Baltimore Soil Testing Process
Soil tests are recommended on all turf properties to establish the baseline level of nutrients in the soil.Soil samples are carefully extracted from your lawn and sent to an independent lab for professional analysis. When test results show the need for potassium, phosphorus, or pH adjustments, we make the required recommendations to resolve those deficiencies.