We offer cost effective soil analysis of your land’s nutrient levels and pH balance, we call it our Grassland MOT. Good soil will create good grass and that’s great news for the aesthetics of your land and for your livestock too.
Soil fertility affects grass growth and analysis is vital to discern precisely how healthy the soil is. Soil samples are taken from different points in each field then tested and analysed in the lab:
- If nutrient levels are low, grass growth will be poor and the quality of the grass as a feed will be poor too, because it lacks the vital mineral elements that your animals require
- It will also be less robust
- Recommendations will be given to address any deficiencies and the correct balance of nutrients can be supplied and applied to promote strong future growth
- If pH is low, the soil will present as acidic and the grass growth will be poor
- For a quality grass sward, a correct pH level is arguably the most important aspect to get right
- Ideally, pH should be maintained at 6.2 – 6.5
- Lime (which controls pH) is removed by grazing, hay making and leaching from rain
- Signs of low pH are often poor grass growth and strong weed growth, particularly of weeds such as buttercup
Our Grassland MOT will present you with the facts and action required to bring your paddocks and land up to its optimum condition.