What is Soil pH?
A soil’s pH is the measure of its alkalinity or acidity based on a scale from 0 to 14. Zero represents harsh acidity, fourteen is extreme alkalinity, with seven being neutral. The pH level of a lawn’s soil should be in the 6.0 – 7.5 range. If pH levels become imbalanced, it can directly affect the availability of nutrients in the soil. Limestone derived products are applied to soil that is acidic, while alkaline soils require applications of sulfur products. Adjusting the pH of your soil may take several years but it’s crucial for proper nutrient uptake and plant health.