Nutrient availability, water holding, and respiration each play an essential role in soil health to support grass plant life. Data from each:
Nutrient Availability: Soil and organic matter naturally supply nutrients for grass growth. Nutrient testing quantifies those nutrient amounts to guide all supplemental fertilizer applications.
Water Holding: Water is stored differently by all soil types. Testing regularly for soil moisture is paramount for data-based irrigation management, yielding a healthy soil and strong plants, while eliminating waste.
Respiration: Soil respiration measures CO2 released from the soil. Efficient respiration takes place in de-compacted soil with balanced nutrients and adequate water. No soil management program is complete without tracking respiration to ensure management success.