Planning Ahead

Man fertilizing trees

As you are gearing up another season, this is a good time to do some planning for your fertility program.  Whether you’re doing lawn care, tree and shrub care, or both it is a good time to evaluate what your needs are going to be.

One of the best ways to determine your fertility program is take soil samples and have them test for N,P,K and minor elements.  You can also find out the pH, and CEC (cation exchange capacity) of the soil.  During the growing season you may opt take tissue samples and have them analyzed for any nutrient deficiencies. By doing this you can prescribe exactly the products that best fit.  This will help both you and your customers save money.

With rising costs and lack of availability of raw ingredients, it’s more important than ever to plan what your needs will be. The goal is to manage turf or ornamental needs to keep them healthy and vibrant.  This will keep your customers happy and your bottom line healthy.

For soil test and tissue sample kits, you can get them through your state university, county extension service, local supplier, or preferred soil testing laboratory.

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