GROWING LAWN

Asked November 21, 2017, 4:31 PM EST

CAN THS SOIL TESTING DETERMINE WHY THE LAWN IS NOT GROWING PROPERLY?

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

Here is what the MSU soil test does:

"Lawn and garden plants require 18 nutrients for healthy growth and productivity. The soil is a reservoir of these nutrients. Plants utilize these nutrients but they need to be replenished from time to time. By having your soil tested you can learn which nutrients are present and which ones need to be added depending on the plant(s) you are trying to grow. You can avoid over-application of fertilizers which can waste money, reduce plant quality and pollute streams, lakes and groundwater. Based on your soil test results, you will receive a custom fertilization program to meet the needs of your plants and safeguard the environment."

The test cannot determine why the grass isn't growing properly. Sunlight and irrigation are also factors. You may want to call the MSU Garden Hotline (888-678-3464) and discuss this with one of the advisors.