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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. 

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How Often Should You Use Soil Testing Services? 

Soil fertility fluctuates throughout the growing season every year. The amount of nutrients varies by adding fertilizers, manure, compost, mulch, lime, and other factors. Nutrients may also be removed from soils as a result of normal plant growth. Baltimore soil testing services can help you determine the current fertility status of your lawn and garden. 

Therefore, soil samples are often taken in the spring or fall for established sites. Most people conduct soil tests in the spring at the start of the growing season. However, fall may be best if you suspect pH problems and want to avoid the spring rush. Generally speaking, soil should be tested at least every two to three years unless you have noticed a dramatic change in your lawn or garden.

POLYON and Baltimore Fertilization Services

One of the recommendations for resolving nutrient deficiencies is applying the proper fertilizer to your property. The POLYON fertilizer in our programs is highly efficient and effective. It allows us to apply 30% less nitrogen than conventional programs, with results rivaling any other market fertilizer. We use advanced software to design custom fertilizer blends best suited to your current conditions. The nitrogen release is controlled and released based on your lawn’s growth, so little to no excess nitrogen is left behind. By applying the custom fertilizer blend needed to boost your lawn, you help prevent nutrient runoff into your local environment. Creating that custom blend starts with professional Baltimore soil testing services with Scientific Plant Service. 

Call Scientific Plant Service for Your Baltimore Soil Testing Services

Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke.  We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community.  From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.

We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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